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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, overturning an earlier acquittal and ending his hopes of contesting a local election this month.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung was on Friday jailed for six years for money laundering, after a Hong Kong trial that put the mysterious fortune of the hairdresser-turned-businessman under intense scrutiny. Judge Douglas Yau said the sentence sent a strong message against white-collar crime in the southern Chinese city, following the 54-year-old's conviction on five charges of laundering HK$721 million ($93 million). "Maintaining the integrity of the banking system is of paramount importance if Hong Kong is to remain an international finance centre," he said. Yeung was arrested and charged with ill-gotten gains in the southern Chinese city in June 2011, two years after he acquired the "Blues".