KUALA LUMPUR – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today consented to grant a full pardon as well as immediate freedom to jailed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
In a statement issued by Istana Negara, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz said Anwar’s appeal for a full pardon was tabled and considered at the 51st meeting today of the Pardons Board for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong consented to grant a full pardon and immediate freedom to Anwar following the advice of the Pardons Board in accordance with Article 42 of the Federal Constitution, the statement said.
Anwar, 71, was serving a five-year jail sentence at the Sungai Buloh Prison from February 2015 after he was convicted of sodomy.
He was originally scheduled to be released on June 8. – BERNAMA