Malaysia swoops down on opposition over Anwar's jailing

February 11, 2015 5:10 AM

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Malaysia swoops down on opposition over Anwar's jailing

Malaysian police have detained a cartoonist and are investigating two lawmakers for sedition over tweets and a cartoon condemning the judiciary for dismissing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal against a sodomy conviction.

Anwar began a 5-year jail sentence on Tuesday after the country’s top court ruled there was overwhelming evidence showing that he sodomised a former male aide in 2008.

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