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News Item One (13/09/2018)

PETALING JAYA: It is a good time for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to return to national politics, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Women and Family Development Minister said this when asked whether her husband was being “impatient”, in wanting to contest in the Port Dickson by-election.

“He has been in jail for 11 years now.

“When you talk about (him being) impatient, well, it is a good time (now) and he wants to contribute,” says Dr Wan Azizah.

She said that Anwar has been denied a chance to be in Parliament before.

“It was taken away,” she added.

When asked whether Anwar’s presence in Parliament, along with herself and their daughter Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar would constitute nepotism, she disagreed.

“Is it a problem? We were voted in by the rakyat (the public),” she remarked.

PKR president-elect Anwar is planning to contest for the Port Dickson seat that is being vacated by the incumbent, Datuk Danyal Balagobal Abdullah.

This is to facilitate his return to active politics and pave the way for him to eventually become the prime minister.

News Item Two (16/05/2018)

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he will not make an immediate return to politics.

In his first press conference since his release at his residence in Segambut on Wednesday (May 16), Anwar said that he was only back as a citizen.

“I’ll be taking time off to give a series of talks in Harvard, Georgetown and a few Muslim countries,” said Anwar.

Anwar said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail should continue with their administration.

He added that this was on the understanding they were “committed with the reform agenda, beginning with the judiciary, media and the entire apparatus”.

Anwar also said that as premier, Dr Mahathir had the prerogative to form the Cabinet, but added that the Prime Minister had given him assurance that he would consult party leaders before deciding on its composition.

Anwar walked out of the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital at 11.30am on Wednesday (May 16) after he was granted a royal pardon for a five-year sentence.

After his release, he immediately went to Istana Negara where he met the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

In 2015, Anwar was sentenced to five years’ jail after the Federal Court upheld his guilty verdict for sodomy.

Anwar was initially scheduled to be released on June 8, 2018 after his five-year sentence that started on Feb 10, 2015 had been reduced for good behaviour.

His release came a week after Pakatan Harapan defeated Barisan Nasional at the polls on May 9.