Anwar’s lawyer: Judge, prosecution team fair

Fri, Aug 08, 2008
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PKR including his family members and lawyers commended the court for acting fairly at his latest sodomy case.

They claimed victory in round one of the trial after Anwar was released on a personal bond pending hearing.

“It is a good action by the judge. He does not have to pay money for his release,” Anwar’s wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

Dr Wan Azizah said she had been concerned as her husband suffers from back pain.

One of his lawyers, Sankara Nair said that although the offence could allow for discretionary bail, the defence team had been apprehensive because Anwar was denied bail at his earlier sodomy trial 10 years ago.

“I believe, with the prosecution team not opposing bail, this court, and this judge, has been fair,” Nair said. [more]

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