Malaysian opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has been cleared of sodomy charges for a second time after a court found DNA evidence being used by prosecutors to be unreliable.

Ibrahim was jailed on a previous sodomy charge in 2000 before winning an appeal in 2004.

Ibrahim is married with six children and his wife has stood by him despite both charges – which are widely believed to have been trumped up for political reasons.

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