Monday, January 9, 2012

Sodomy II: Anwar not guilty

Looks like I'm a little late in wrapping up the post. At time of writing, this came through on The Star's running commentary:

9.25am: High Court acquits and discharges Anwar of sodomy charge.

High Court judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah acquits and discharges Anwar of sodomy charge

Let me share what I had put together anyway.

Today, Jan 9, is a high-profile day. It is the day of verdict of Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II trial. Datuk Seri was alleged to have sodomised his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, then 23, three years ago.

The public is able to read a running live commentary on The Star. Here is the link to the running commentary but some pictures and comments in the meantime.

Jalan Duta Court Complex in Kuala Lumpur. -KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star - 9 January, 2012

Traffic entering the Jalan Duta court

A rally participant at the jalan Duta Court Complex

Tian Chua, PKR VP, tells the crowd that Anwar is expected to arrive at 8.30am

Crowd gathers at court complex

A man dressed as Justice Bao arrives at the Jalan Duta court complex

8.30am: Anwar has arrived at the court complex. The crowd breaks out into frenzied cheering and chants of "Reformasi".
Anwar, dressed in a blue long-sleeved shirt and black slacks, is in the courtroom. His wife Wan Azizah is dressed in a floral baju kurung. Anwar goes around shaking hands with lawyers.

Commotion at the main gate as people get worked up. Police have closed the gate and opened a small door on the gate to let Anwar through.

Reporters allowed into courtroom, which is packed.

S'gor MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim also arrives with aides, heads upstairs to court room.

According to a police source, the crowd has swelled to about 10,000. About 100 policemen deployed at the gate.

For more, go to the link.

Related articles:
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has indicated that he would take a trip to India after the court verdict today.
We want Anwar as PM, says DAP again

Source: The Star


  1. nice wrap up!! and I guess the judgement partly was influenced by the pressure of the people?? anyway, does this mean the beginning if a change??

  2. Regarding SK's comment... I thought the judgement was influenced by the politicians... To be sure, I was surprised that he was ruled not guilty.

  3. it's finally wrapped up.

    And I thought the verdict would be a different one - one that benefit the current Government.

  4. SK, you think? Personally, justice should be according to facts and the law - not manipulated by anyone. No matter what, at the end of the day, justice always prevails.

  5. KS, that's a scary thought if judgment is influenced by politicians. Justice and the law can be thrown out the window. LOL

    Signs of better things ahead?

  6. Lina, oh? See, how little we think of justice here, eh?

  7. Today is a good day the Chinese celebrate 'last tooth' and as a kid can remember got big makan at home. Love the dinner especially the ngaku and F&N drinks haha.

  8. It would be a very interesting election this year...

  9. Hmmm, I wonder which side benefits from Anwar's acquittal? BN or PKR? This acquittal sort of show that BN does not control the courts and PKR will have a tougher time to fight BN. Then again, will the verdict change people's minds about who they wish to vote in the next election?