Acquittal of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
Press Statement Victoria Nuland Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
January 9, 2012
The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. We welcome the closure of this long-running case, which we have followed closely. The ruling reflects favorably on the independence of Malaysia's judiciary and presents an opportunity for all Malaysians to focus on the future.