Burden of proof lies on prosecution: Bar Council

The Star On Line

PETALING JAYA: PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is innocent until proven guilty and the burden of proof rests with the prosecution, Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan said.

In making a cautionary statement to those making statements about the case, Ambiga said what appeared to be happening now was the shifting of the burden of proof to Anwar to prove his innocence.

“It is basic and an established legal principle that he is innocent until proven guilty and this cannot be deviated from.”

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