the trial

the trial

67 times
of postponement
of delay
of excuses
no more…


Alang Budiman
29 October 2014
5 Muharram 1436H
08:52am, Rabu



* – Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (born: August 10, 1947) is in the Malaysian Federal Court this week for the hearing of the final appeal against a sodomy conviction and five-year jail sentence.  The first trial was held in 1998 after allegations of homsexuality surfaces which eventually led to him being fired from Cabinet and subsequently Umno, the same year. Anwar Ibrahim was convicted and given a nine-year prison sentence for corruption and homosexuality acts with Dr. Munawar Anees, his former speechwriter, and Sukma Darmawan Sasmita Atmadja, Anwar’s adoptive brother. The verdict was overturned in 2004, resulting in his release. The leader of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition was again charged in 2008 with sodomising a male aide, Mr Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. He was tried in 2010 and 2011 and acquitted in January 2012. The acquittal was overturned in March 2014.


About chairulfahmy

A writer.
This entry was posted in What Matters. Bookmark the permalink.

Tinggalkan Jawapan

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Twitter picture

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Twitter anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Facebook photo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Facebook anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Google+ photo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Google+ anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Connecting to %s