Federal court hears Anwar’s Sodomy II review

 |Oct 12, 2016
Anwar's bid to Sodomy II judicial review.
Anwar’s bid to Sodomy II judicial review.

The Federal court in Putrajaya set to hear PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s bid to judicial review his Sodomy II decision.

The Federal Court had, on Feb 10, last year upheld Anwar’s conviction and his five-year jail term for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 31, at Desa Damansara Condominium in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008.

A strong police presence was seen in and around the Palace of Justice here as Anwar’s supporters gather ahead of the Federal Court’s Sodomy II review.

The bench that will hear the review comprises Chief Judge of Malaya Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjum.

The other three judges are Federal Court judges Hasan Lah, Abu Samah Nordin and Zaharah Ibrahim.

United States lawyer Kimberley Motley who just joined the Opposition legal team was also seen entering the courtroom.

The prosecution team is led by the AGC’s trial and appellate division head Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid along with Awang Armadaya Awang Mahmud (deputy head of appeals division) Tengku Amir Zaki Tengku Abd Rahman and Wan Shaharuddin Wan Laden.

Anwar’s defence team lead by former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram accompanied by Sangeet Kaur, N Surendran, Sivarasa Rasiah, Latheefa Koya, Melissa Sasidaran and Shahid Adli Kamaruddin.