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Anwar's comeback
Exclusive interview with Anwar Ibrahim after his by-election victory in Malaysia.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2008 13:11 GMT

Supporters from Anwar Ibrahim's hometown celebrate his election victory

Anwar Ibrahim is back in parliament after securing a landslide victory in a by-election in the seat of Permatang Pauh, Malaysia.
 
Supporters flocked to the ballot boxes, giving Ibrahim two-thirds of the vote against his National Front rival.
 
Ten years ago, Anwar Ibrahim served as Malaysia's deputy prime minister until corruption and sodomy charges saw him imprisoned.
 
His tumultuous journey back to political power is now challenged by fresh sodomy charges and a coalition that could fracture.
 
But Malaysia's opposition leader has his eyes set on the nation's top seat and vows to topple the government by September 16.
 
In an exclusive interview after reclaiming his seat in parliament, Anwar Ibrahim talks to 101 East about how he plans to change 50 years of political consensus in Malaysia.

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This episode of 101 East aired from Thursday, August 28, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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