UPHELD. The conviction of ANWAR IBRAHIM, 57, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; on charges of corruption; in Putrajaya. Malaysia's Federal Court last week ruled there was no new evidence to warrant reconsideration of the case, which alleged Anwar had used his political power to block a 1998 police investigation into sodomy charges against him. Anwar was released from prison three weeks ago after a dramatic reversal of his sodomy conviction, and since then has vowed to push for democratic reforms. His failure to get the corruption conviction overturned means he is barred from holding political office until...

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