kuala lumpur - The Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was released on Wednesday. The 70-year-old Ibrahim has received amnesty. The new leader of the country had already said that Ibrahim, his former protégé, would be released.
The opposition leader had to go into jail for five years in 2015 because he would have had sex with a man. According to him, it was a political process.
In the meantime the political relations in Malaysia have shifted. The current Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his political allies in the opposition surprisingly won the elections earlier this month. They defeated seated prime minister Najib Razak, who was under fire because of a corruption scandal.
The new leader said Tuesday that his coalition partner and former protégé Anwar Ibrahim would be released on Wednesday. Ibrahim is seen as the probable successor of the 92-year-old prime minister.
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