Anwar may be arrested ‘in the next 48 hours

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – – Malaysia’s opposition figurehead Anwar Ibrahim may be arrested in the next 48 hours, a senior party official said Thursday, saying it was to stop him contesting a by-election.

Anwar has been accused of sodomy, which he denies, saying it is a politically motivated move to stop him challenging the government.

“We will not rule out the possibility of Anwar being arrested. And it looks like they are planning to charge him by Monday,” Tian Chua, Keadilan party’s information chief, told AFP.

“They may arrest him in the next 48 hours. It is aimed to prevent him from contesting in a by-election,” he added

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