Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has announce his intention to contest in the by-election that is expected to pave the way for his return to active politic.
Lawmaker Danyal Balagopal Abdullah said he has resigned as a member of Parliament in Port Dickson, a southern coastal town, to make way for Anwar’s comeback.
Report says The Election Commission must set a date for the by-election within two months.
Anwar, 70, is the anointed successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The two had a power struggle 20 years ago that led to Anwar’s sacking and imprisonment.
Anwar was convicted again in 2015 on the same charge of sodomy but joined hands with Mahathir to win national elections in May that ushered in the first transition of power since independence from Britain in 1957.