PM-in-waiting wants Sirul Azhar Umar to be returned from detention in Australia

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A former Malaysian police commando sentenced to hanging but being held in detention in Australia should be sent home for a new trial, the country’s prime minister-in-waiting has urged.

Anwar Ibrahim, who made a political comeback from prison to win the country’s elections last month, wants Sirul Azhar Umar to be returned to Malaysia for a new trial over the 2006 murder of a pregnant Mongolian socialite.

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