Malaysian PM-to-be plans Australia visit

Karen Sweeney

Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has signalled a visit to Australia within weeks after a political comeback from prison.

The 70-year-old, who was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he claimed was politically motivated, told ABC radio he hoped to come to Australia in late-June or July.

"I am now a free man. I want to move on. I still believe that Malaysian-Australian relations must be excellent," he said.