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Malaysian opposition leader hopes for just decision, but ready to be jailed on sodomy charge

  • FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is greeted by his supporters as he returns from a Friday prayer to a court house during the final hearing of his sodomy conviction in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is greeted by his supporters as he returns from a Friday prayer to a court house during the final hearing of his sodomy conviction in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks to his party staff during a tea break of his final hearing in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks to his party staff during a tea break of his final hearing in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim gestures while speaking during a solidarity gathering ahead of his final hearing of his sodomy conviction in Subang Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim gestures while speaking during a solidarity gathering ahead of his final hearing of his sodomy conviction in Subang Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Anwar said he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade. The Federal Court will announce Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2014 whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he hopes for a just decision when Malaysia's top court rules on his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, but that he's ready to be jailed for the second time in just over a decade.

The Federal Court will announce Tuesday whether it will uphold Anwar's five-year sentence for sodomizing a male aide.

The 67-year-old Anwar says he should be acquitted based on the evidence. However, he said Monday that it would be "a small price I have to pay" if he is sent back to jail.

Anwar was imprisoned for six years after being ousted as deputy prime minister in 1998 on earlier charges of sodomy and abusing his power. He was freed in 2004 after the top court quashed the conviction.