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Ex-Deputy Premier Faces New Charges

From Times Wire Reports

Sacked Malaysian Deputy Premier Anwar Ibrahim will be tried on additional sex charges after facing two trials on corruption and sodomy charges that are expected to last at least eight months, the chief prosecutor said. Anwar faces five counts of corruption and five of sodomy, all of which he denies. The first trial begins Monday, the second in December. Anwar, who also served as finance minister, was ousted Sept. 2 after repeatedly calling for political reform and action against corruption. His arrest has sparked demonstrations in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.


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