16 May 2018

Anwar Ibrahim pardoned, walks out of hospital

5:01 pm on 16 May 2018

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim has been granted a full pardon and walked free out of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur where he has been undergoing treatment.

Jailed former opposition leader and current Federal opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim greets supporters after his released from the Cheras Hospital Rehabilitation in Kuala Lumpur on May 16, 2018.

Photo: AFP

Smiling and waving to supporters, Anwar, 70, was surrounded by his family, lawyers and prison guards before getting into a car and driving to the palace for an audience with the king.

"The pardons board has already met and the king has granted a full pardon, which means all past convictions have been expunged," said Sivarasa Rasiah, Anwar's lawyer.

- Reuters