Anwar Ibrahim gets ready to speak to the media in Kuala Lumpur on May 16. Anwar walked free after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for his return to national politics as the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was serving a five-year jail term on charges of sodomy he says were trumped up by the ousted premier, Najib Razak. Photo: AFP

Freed Anwar Ibrahim symbolises Malaysia’s journey to true democracy

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Anwar Ibrahim gets ready to speak to the media in Kuala Lumpur on May 16. Anwar walked free after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for his return to national politics as the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was serving a five-year jail term on charges of sodomy he says were trumped up by the ousted premier, Najib Razak. Photo: AFP
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