Thursday, 4 February 2010

Anwar's trial closed to the public

The Kuala Lumpur high court closed the second day of the trial of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to the media and public today, a day after explicit details of the alleged act emerged from his accuser, Mohamad Saiful Azlan, 25.

Saiful, a former aide of Datuk Seri Anwar, has accused his former boss of sodomising him on June 26, 2008, at a private condominium - Unit 11-5-1 of the Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara - between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

Saiful reported the matter to the police two days later.

Datuk Seri Anwar is charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in jail and whipping upon conviction.

Later in the day, the trial adjourned for a visit to the apartment.

Datuk Seri Anwar has pleaded not guilty saying the charges are part of a government conspiracy to end his political career.

Read here and here for full report.

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