Anwar Ibrahim's rise, fall and rise again: From prisoner to potential Malaysia PM

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arriving home after leaving Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital at 11.30am on May 16, 2018.
Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arriving home after leaving Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital at 11.30am on May 16, 2018.

His arrest and expulsion from government two decades ago sparked the formation of a new party, its "black eye" logo a sober reminder of the battering he received at the hands of then-prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's police chief.

Now, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who has spent eight of the past 20 years behind bars for corruption and sodomy, stands on the brink of a fairy-tale ending to his long fight for "reformasi" that may see him go from prisoner to prime minister.

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