Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar to be released on Tuesday: Daughter

  •  

    Reuters

Kuala Lumpur | Sat, May 12, 2018 | 05:12 pm
Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar to be released on Tuesday: Daughter Anwar Ibrahim shakes hand with Mahathir Mohamad. They both will lead Malaysia after winning the elections on Wednesday. (Handout via Reuters)/Najwan Halimi)

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim will be released on Tuesday, the veteran politician's daughter Nurul Izzah told Reuters on Saturday.

Newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said this week that all efforts were being made to release Anwar, a former foe, immediately and secure a full royal pardon from the country's monarch.

"Yes," Nurul said in a text message when asked to confirm whether her father was being released on Tuesday.

Anwar was jailed in 2015 for charges of sodomy, a charge he and his supporters say was politically motivated.

Nurul added the pardon from the monarch is being sought on the grounds of "miscarriage of justice". 

NEWS PULSE

Join the discussions