G - Others ANWAR

Mahathir "Yes I'm calling for his [Anwar's] release"

CNA May 21, 2017
Achieved
May 2018

Mahathir:" Now I have freed him"

SCMP May 16, 2018

“In the past it was said that I put him in prison. Now I have freed him,” Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, after Anwar’s release.

Anwar was Mahathir’s deputy premier during his first stint as prime minister, before he was sacked in 1998 and later imprisoned for sodomy and corruption. Anwar maintains that, like his latest conviction, that prison sentence was a result of trumped up charges to remove him from frontline politics.