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Anwar Ibrahim: 'I am finally vindicated'

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been acquitted of sodomy after a two-year trial.

Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah said DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution was unreliable and discharged the case.

Mr Anwar, 64, has consistently denied the charges and called them a government bid to cripple his political ambitions and influence.

He told reporters outside court "I thank God for this great news. I am finally vindicated".

  • 09 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
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