Using Syed Hamid Albar’s logic, we would end up with two witnesses who can’t be charged, so both charges would have to be dropped.’
On ‘If consensual, why charge me only?’
Judge Judy: Syed Hamid Albar’s reasoning for this selectively imposed charge seems very strange coming from a trained lawyer.
Section 377B is very specific – anyone caught with their pants down performing a sexual act against the order of nature with another person is liable to be charged for an offence.
The protection of the criminal who is the first to lodge a police report does not make any sense.
The fact that he is a witness and therefore cannot be charged makes even less sense.
If this were the case, then Anwar Ibrahim could quite easily choose to make police reports of sodomy, whichever way around, against Najib, Syed Hamid, Abdullah Badawi, Mahathir, the AG, the IGP, and any one else in government.
In the natural course of Malaysian criminal investigations, everyone else would be charged without question whilst DSAI would be invited to sit on the sidelines, secure in the knowledge that the Royal Malaysian Police Force would afford him total protection.
Bearing the above possibility in mind, what would now happen if DSAI were to lodge a police report against Saiful alleging sodomy (either way)?
This would certainly throw the powers-that-be into a downward tizzy, because this report would have to be considered very seriously in light of the report made by Saiful. [more]