Jailed Malaysian opposition leader's family seeks royal pardon

February 24, 2015 2:37 PM

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Jailed Malaysian opposition leader's family seeks royal pardon

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The family of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday they had filed for a royal pardon two weeks after the 67-year-old former deputy prime minister was sent back to jail for five years.

Malaysia's highest court on Feb. 10 rejected an appeal by the politician, who long posed the greatest threat to the long-ruling coalition, against a sodomy conviction, upholding a five-year prison term.

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