Malaysia’s An­war wins Par­lia­men­tary by­elec­tion

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

PORT DICK­SON: An­war Ibrahim won an over­whelm­ing man­date in a par­lia­men­tary by-elec­tion on Satur­day, set­ting the stage for his re­turn to front­line Malaysian pol­i­tics and seal­ing the once-jailed op­po­si­tion fig­ure’s re­mark­able res­ur­rec­tion.

Fig­ures from the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion showed he got more than 71% of the to­tal votes cast in a seven-way con­test that in­cluded a former aide who lodged the sodomy charges that landed An­war in pri­son for a sec­ond time in 2014.

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