Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim stages Parliament walkout protest

8 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has staged a walkout in Parliament with scores of other lawmakers.

The walkout took place amid a debate on a proposed law that would make it mandatory for criminal suspects to provide DNA samples. Critics claim the law is meant to bolster a sodomy charge against Anwar, though the government denies it.

Anwar caused the stir during his first day in Parliament after being sworn in as a federal legislator after a landslide victory in a by-election. [more]

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