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Sacked as finance minister in 1998 and jailed in 1999, Anwar Ibrahim's treatment by the Malaysian government prompted rallies from supporters.   © Reuters
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The rise, fall and rise of Anwar Ibrahim: a timeline

Anwar Ibrahim is within touching distance of Malaysia's premiership, the culmination of a decadeslong journey that took him from rising political star to a prison cell. Here, a look at Anwar's challenging road back to front-line politics.

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