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Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad says he has support to return as PM; forms alliance with rival Anwar Ibrahim amid political turmoil
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Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad says he has support to return as PM; forms alliance with rival Anwar Ibrahim amid political turmoil

Mahathir Mohamad indicated that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad submits resignation to king after his political party quits ruling alliance in shocking upheaval
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Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad submits resignation to king after his political party quits ruling alliance in shocking upheaval

Opinions are divided on whether Mahathir is quitting for good or making a tactical move to buy time to cobble together a new majority to form a government.

Political prisoner to prime minister-in-waiting: Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim receives royal pardon, freed from custody
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Political prisoner to prime minister-in-waiting: Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim receives royal pardon, freed from custody

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim was freed from custody on Wednesday after receiving a royal pardon, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance's stunning election victory.

Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ibrahim, paving way for jailed leader's return to politics
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Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ibrahim, paving way for jailed leader's return to politics

Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ibrahim immediately, the country's newly installed prime minister said on Friday, paving the way for the jailed leader to return to politics and potentially become premier.

Malaysian PM Najib Razak dissolves parliament, paves way for toughest and 'most unpredictable' election yet
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Malaysian PM Najib Razak dissolves parliament, paves way for toughest and 'most unpredictable' election yet

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election showdown with his old mentor and the country’s most seasoned campaigner, Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia's Anwar vows not to surrender; to fight for freedom, justice
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Malaysia's Anwar vows not to surrender; to fight for freedom, justice

The conviction of Anwar, who helped in streamlining the opposition into a significant force, is expected to have strong repercussions on the political landscape in Malaysia, where Razak's party has ruled since the country's independence in 1957 but faces declining support.

Malaysia investigating dissenters who questioned opposition leader Anwar's jailing
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Malaysia investigating dissenters who questioned opposition leader Anwar's jailing

Malaysia police have detained a cartoonist and are investigating two lawmakers for sedition over tweets and a cartoon condemning the judiciary for dismissing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's final appeal against a sodomy conviction.

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in 2014 sodomy conviction, faces 5-year jail term
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Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in 2014 sodomy conviction, faces 5-year jail term

Malaysia's highest court rejected an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a 2014 sodomy conviction and upheld a five-year prison term that will likely end a political career marked by controversy.

Malaysia PM dismisses oppn leader's remarks on solving MH370 mystery
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Malaysia PM dismisses oppn leader's remarks on solving MH370 mystery

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak today dismissed as "illogical" a recent remark by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who claimed he could solve the mystery of the missing plane in "one second".

Voting begins in Malaysia: Will ruling party lose after 56 year reign?
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Voting begins in Malaysia: Will ruling party lose after 56 year reign?

Tens of thousands of Malaysia's 13.3 million registered voters lined up at schools and other voting centers Sunday to cast their ballots at the beginning of a 10-hour voting period.

Malaysia gets set for elections, PM dissolves Parliament
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Malaysia gets set for elections, PM dissolves Parliament

The Election Commission is expected to meet within a week to determine a polling date. Voting must be held within two months but is widely expected by the end of April.

Blasts at Malaysian courthouse where Anwar acquitted
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Blasts at Malaysian courthouse where Anwar acquitted

Two people were injured by explosive devices on Monday as thousands of protesters gathered outside a Malaysian courthouse where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found acquitted of sodomy charges.

Malaysian court finds opposition leader Anwar not guilty of sodomy
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Malaysian court finds opposition leader Anwar not guilty of sodomy

A Malaysian court acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges on Monday, a surprise ruling that could accelerate the political comeback of one of Asia's most celebrated reformers ahead of an expected election.