Thursday, October 30, 2008

FEDERAL COURT DISMISSED MUNAWAR'S APPEAL ON SODOMY

The Federal Court comprising a three member panel, Chief Justice Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi who sat with Federal Court Judges Datuk Nik Hashim Nik Abdul Rahman and Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin today threw out the appeal by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s former speech-writer Dr Munawar A Anees for his sodomy charge to be remitted to the Kuala Lumpur High Court so that he can argue his case.

The oral decision today to dismiss the application was unanimous while CJ Tan Sri Zaki informed that their grounds would be given latter.

Today's decision of the Federal Court also means that Dr Munawar, 60,a Pakistani-American writer who currently works as a Project Management Consultant with the US-based John Templeton Foundation, has lost his final bid to have his 1998 sodomy conviction and sentence overturned.

news n picture courtesy of Malaysiakini