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Opposition leader quits Turkish embassy

Latest update : 2008-06-30

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has left the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur, where he sought refuge Sunday following sodomy accusations. Anwar has dismissed the charges as a "complete fabrication".

Malaysia's foremost opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Monday left the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur, where he had been taking refuge following sodomy accusations against him.

 

Anwar left the embassy via the ambassador's residence. Earlier, the former deputy premier told Reuters in a telephone interview that he had not sought political asylum, but went to the embassy on "humanitarian grounds".

 

Anwar said the allegation that he committed sodomy with a young aide was probably a ploy to distract public attention from rising food and fuel prices and other scandals afflicting Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's government.

Date created : 2008-06-30

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