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Travesty of Justice in Malaysia: Anwar to be charged Thursday

The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Police on Wednesday served notice to PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to appear at the Jalan Duta sessions court here at 10am Thursday.

The notice was served at Anwar’s house, says his lawyer Sankara Nair.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed that the police had served Anwar with a written notice requesting he present himself at the Jalan Duta Sessions Court here at 10am Thursday to answer to sodomy charges.

It is learnt that Brickfields CID chief Deputy Supt Jude Pereira served the order on Anwar personally at his house in Bukit Segambut at about 12.15pm Wednesday.

“We carried out our investigations in accordance with the existing laws of our country and forwarded our findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for their advice.

“The A-G’s Chambers has decided to charge Anwar,” he said.

Anwar is expected to be charged either under Section 377A or Section 377C of the Penal Code.

Section 377A covers carnal intercourse against the order of nature and carries a maximum of 20 years’ jail and whipping. [more]

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Video Clip 7/30/2008: Interview with the Deputy Inspector-General of Police

Ismail Omar explains about the medical report leaked on the Internet and the progress in the investigations of the sodomy case involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Foreign DNA Experts Likely in Anwar Investigation

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are considering bringing in foreign experts including DNA specialists to assist in the investigations into the sodomy allegations against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

It is learnt that among the options the police were looking at was to bring in a DNA expert of Anwar’s choice so as to dispel any notion of a conspiracy involving the police.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed that police were looking at those options to show they were transparent and professional in investigating the case. […]

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Earlier, at a press conference in Bukit Aman, Ismail said police were also considering obtaining a court order to compel Anwar to provide his DNA samples.

He said the police and hospital authorities were having trouble getting a sample, as Anwar wad not cooperative with the police.

“He refused to provide a DNA sample when he was taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here for a medical examination on Wednesday,” he added.

Ismail refused to comment when he was asked why the police refused to use the previous DNA sample which was taken from Anwar in 1998.

He said police were “not interested in talking about the past”. [more]