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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial visits Kuala Lumpur flat

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8497477.stm



ANWAR: CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE

1993 to 1998 - Deputy Prime Minister, under Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad

1999 - Jailed for abuse of power, sparking huge street protests

2000 - Found guilty of sodomy with his wife's driver

2004 - Supreme Court overturns the sodomy conviction, freeing him from jail. He quickly emerges as the de facto opposition leader

March 2008 - ruling coalition narrowly wins general election, but with its worst results in 50 years. The opposition makes unprecedented gains

Aug 2008 - Anwar charged with sodomy for a second time, but despite this is soon voted in as an MP

Feb 2009 - Second trial for sodomy starts

The Sadness: Homosexual acts are illegal in Malaysia and Mr. Anwar faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Making note to not spend money in Malasia anytime soon.

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