Whispering into the ears of her husband and Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim during a visit to prison, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had once asked, in jest, if she could swop places with him.
Thrust unwillingly into politics after Anwar was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998 and later jailed for sodomy, the Singapore-born former ophthalmologist had found herself in unfamiliar waters.
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