Malaysia's PKR to study other avenues to free opposition leader Anwar

SHAH ALAM (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) will study other avenues to free party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from his jail term should his application for a Royal pardon be rejected.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali told reporters on Monday that he would be discussing the matter with Anwar's lawyers and family soon.

A decision on Anwar's application for a pardon will be made known in the Appellate and Special Powers Court here on Wednesday.

The Pardon Board's rejection of Anwar's application would put an end to his tenure as Permatang Pauh MP and Opposition leader.

Azmin is seen by many Anwar's replacement as Opposition leader whilst sources say his second daughter Nurul Nuha could contest the Permatang Pauh seat.