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Anwr Ibrahim’s Trials(3)

November 23, 2010

Published: Tuesday November 23, 2010 MYT 4:20:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday November 23, 2010 MYT 4:22:49 PM
Sodomy II: Anwar wants judge disqualified
BY LISA GOH

 

Sodomy II: Anwar wants judge disqualified

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will file an application Wednesday to recuse High Court judge Justice Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah from the PKR adviser’s ongoing sodomy trial.

This is over the judge’s ruling Monday dismissing Anwar’s application for Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) medical notes, which he claimed Tuesday was a misinterpretation of a preceding 1993 then-Supreme Court ruling.

Anwar also wants prosecution witness, HKL forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng, to be cited for contempt, for referring to his proforma form during a court standdown, when he refused to refer to it in court.

He wants Dr Siew to be investigated for interference of justice under the Penal Code, and access to the proforma form, now that the witness has referred to it to refresh his memory.

Anwar, 63, has claimed trial to sodomising Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, his former personal aide, at the Desa Damansara Condominium in Bukit Damansara here on June 26, 2008.

Things heat up at sodomy trial, cops called in

Tue, 23 Nove 2010 11:29

KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial witnessed a heated exchange, forcing the court to summon the police to diffuse the tension.

The temperature rose when Solicitor-General II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden became embroiled in a verbal tussle with several people seated in the public gallery.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng took the stand again this morning to be cross examined by Anwar’s defence team.

At one point, lead counsel Karpal Singh grew frustrated with the witness and requested for a break.

“They (the witnesses) are like robots which have been programmed,” he said

This paved the way for a verbal joustle between Anwar and Mohd Yusof, with the opposition leader accusing the prosecution of suppressing evidence.

“You do not know the law,” retorted Mohd Yusof.

Following Siew, the defence team is slated to grill Dr Khairul Nizam Hassan, who is also from Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Also present in court is Australian forensic specialist Dr David Wells, who is advising the defence team.

Anwar, accused of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, is looking at the prospect of landing in prison for the second time.

The former deputy premier had languished behind bars for several years after being convicted of sodomy and abuse of power in 1999.

Like the previous charge, Anwar claims that the present accusation is also trumped up by his political rivals. But the government has denied this.

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