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Anwar Ibrahim and road safety inventions

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Max Pearson presents a collection of this week's Witness History episodes from the BBC World Service.

Malaysia's Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, recounts being put on trial for sodomy and corruption. Our guest is the BBC's South East Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head, who tells us about Malaysian political history.

Iran's first women's minister describes the challenges she had to overcome. We hear how the seat belt and cat's eyes were invented. And a Swedish man remembers the chaos when his country switched to driving on the right-hand-side of the road.

Anwar Ibrahim - Malaysian Prime Minister.
Mahnaz Afkhami - Iran's first Minister of Women's Affairs.
Gunnar Ornmark - step-son of the inventor of the modern seat belt.
Glenda Shaw - great-niece of the inventor of cat's eyes.
Bjorn Sylvern - on Sweden switching to driving on the right-hand-side.
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