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Anwar was first tried on corruption charges and then for sodomy after his sacking as deputy prime minister in 1998 amid a political feud with then Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad.
His sodomy conviction was overturned in 2004, freeing him from a six-year prison sentence to lead a three-party opposition alliance that staged its biggest electoral success in 2008.
1. Should there be a hyphen after 'then'?
2. Should 'premier' be capitalised?
3. Is the part in bold correct? Shouldn't it be replaced by "sentence, which allowed him to lead..."