Wednesday, February 03, 2010


The Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial at the Kuala Lumpur High Court resumed this morning with proceedings being heard in camera before the court adjourned to visit the scene of the alleged crime.

Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, Solicitor-General II Mohamed Yusof Zainal Abiden representing the prosecution, counsel Karpal Singh representing the defence team and court official are now at the Desa Damansara Condominium at No 99, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar's former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, has alleged that the 63-year-old Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor and Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh had come on to him at Unit 11-5-1 of the condominium block between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008 when he had asked him for sex.

He is charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to amaximum of 20 years in jail and whipping upon conviction. The trial takes place18 months after Anwar was charged in court in August 2008.

Anwar's lead counsel Karpal Singh had yesterday asked for Mohd Saiful's testimony tobe heard in-camera when the latter, under the prosecution's examination-in-chief, was describing what happened in the condominium that day.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini

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