Anwar greeted by Dr Mahathir at palace

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim waving to the media as he leaves the hospital. With him is his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
PHOTO: Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has arrived at the Istana Negara to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

Anwar made his way here after being released from the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital at 11.30am Wednesday (May 16).

He arrived at the palace at around noon, and among the first people to greet him there was Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, reported Bernama.

Anwar went in through Gate 1, but media personnel were not allowed to wait there and gathered instead at Gate 2.

The board was to deliberate on the release of the PKR de facto leader and prime minister-designate.

Last Friday (May 11), Dr Mahathir said Sultan Muhammad V had expressed his willingness to grant a full and immediate pardon to Anwar.

The Royal Pardons Board meeting was supposed to be held on Tuesday (May 15) but this was postponed to Wednesday.