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After two months of foot dragging by the authorities, Anwar receives copy of Saiful’s police report


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer Sankara Nair has confirmed receiving a copy of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s police report after two months from the date it was lodged.

Sankara said the report was received on Friday about 5pm from the police.

However, he declined to comment further on the details of the report.

“We will not be able to comment on that yet until the legal team meets,” he said when contacted Sunday.

Five witnesses were with Anwar at material time

Fri, Aug 08, 2008
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s defence team will produce at least five witnesses claiming they were with the PKR de facto leader at the material time of the unnatural sex charge.

“We have a water-tight alibi. In fact, we told the police about the alibi on July 10 at the police station. The police had also investigated and taken statements from all the witnesses that we named,” said Sankara Nair, one of Anwar’s counsel.

He added the defence team was perplexed about why the police insisted on wanting to charge Anwar although alibi and witnesses had been produced.

Sankara claimed it was a frivolous and unnecessary charge which was politically motivated.

“There were people around him at the material time. Datuk Seri Anwar had said he was there at the condominium, but he had people around him because they were having a meeting,” Sankara told reporters outside the Sessions Court after Anwar was charged with committing consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. [more]

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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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