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Malaysia's Anwar says hopeful, lawyers question DNA evidence
Malaysia's Anwar says hopeful, lawyers question DNA evidence

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was a victim of a conspiracy but was hopeful of winning an appeal against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term that could stymie his political ambitions for good. Anwar was the ruling party's rising star in the mid-1990s before he fell out with then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Since then, Anwar has been beset by legal problems and spent several years in prison after being convicted of corruption and an earlier sodomy charge. But the charismatic Anwar, who heads a three-party opposition alliance, remains the greatest threat to Malaysia's political establishment. "Based on...

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