Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the defacto leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), was charged under Section 377B of the Criminal Procedure Code alleging committing a sodomy in year 2008. The charge read was he sodomise his aide, Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan. The Appeal Court found him guilty and sentenced him five years jail on 7th March 2014. Nevertheless, Anwar Ibrahim filed an appeal ‘a stay of execution’ and the court granted his appeal.
The ‘stay of execution’ appeal filed by Anwar came for hearing in Putrajaya Federal Court beginning 28th of October and today is the the 6th day of the hearing. The Federal Court, consist of five members, is expected to deliver their decision and it is expected to known by today weather Anwar Ibrahim will succeed in his attempt to overturn his conviction of five years’ jail sentence.
The defence council of Anwar Ibrahim has submitted their submissions bringing in a lot of new arguments and evidences. But the prosecution team claimed that it is easy for them to counter all the submission submitted by the defence council because 85% of the submissions are ‘old’ and the Appeal Court has already heard it in the earlier trial and already made a fair and just decision. Neverthjeless, the prosecution claimed that it has to counter only about 15% of the new submission in their final submission which pose no problem for them because they have ‘hard facts and evidence’ to prove the offence committed.
Anwar Ibrahim and his defence council attacked the judiciary system and alleged vehemently that there exist a political conspiracy at the highest order to frame him and put him in jail. But the court dismisses his claims and make decisions based on facts and evidence and not on speculations.
The prosecution team has refuted and proved beyond doubt the defence council’s submission that the cops obtained DNA from some of the items used by Anwar by trickery and deception. But, on contrary, the prosecution proved beyond doubt that the DNA found on the items used by Anwar Ibrahim matched to that of the “Male Y’, whoes DNA found in the rectum of the sodomy complainant, Mohd.Saiful Bukhari Azlan. The DNA OF ‘ Male Y ‘ was established by the expert chemist and admitted by the court. The DNA was kept as an exhibit according to the prescribed procedures.
The interesting facts about Anwar Sodomy II trial , is that the court has postpone the Sodomy Trial II for almost 60 times ever since it started in year 2008 and most of the postponement were requested by the Anwar’s defence council. It was also found that most of the defence councils are from the PKR party which headed by Anwar Ibrahim’s wife.
With this background, the law abiding citizens of Malaysia are expecting the Apex court to avoid any miscarriage of justice. An iota of injustice inflicted any individual involve in this case may tarnish the integrity of Malaysian judiciary.