Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from jail, paving the way for his return to politics.
Once seen as a potential future leader, he had been jailed on charges of sodomy and corruption after falling out with the government.
Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sought a pardon for Mr Anwar, which was granted on Wednesday morning.
Mr Mahathir has promised to step aside for Mr Anwar to become prime minister within two years.
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail