Anarchy is Anwar’s sodomy trial delay game

Party-less Opposition Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim is playing his usual legal antics, to delay any proceedings against him. The trial of sodomy case Anwar onto Mohd. Saiful Bahri Azlan has gone into all sorts of technical process that actually prolong the proceedings.

So many Malaysians want to see a closure of the episode of Anwar as a sodomite. He was charged buggering wife-0f-twenty-years Datin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail’s former driver Azizan Abu Bakar and found guilty by High Court Judge Dato’ Ariffin Jaka in 2000. After series of appeal, Federal Court favoured to acquit Anwar for technical reasons in 2004. Now that he got into the cycle of another sodomy scandal, Malaysians are simply tired to go through more theatrics. Even one time Keadilan Deputy President Dr. Chandra Muzaffar has sounded out on Anwar chickening out.

The Star has the story:

Tuesday September 8, 2009

Chandra accuses Anwar of being afraid

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UTUSAN Malaysia front-paged a report that PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim need not be afraid and postpone his trial if he is not guilty.

Political analysis Dr Chandra Muzaffar said Anwar’s action of postponing his sodomy trial gave the impression that he was afraid of the truth.

“Why does he want to postpone the trial if he is not guilty? Anwar is acting as though he is afraid of something, afraid of the truth that will be exposed in the trial,” he said.

Dr Chandra added that the case was very important to the people and it involved moral issues.

“As a so-called fighter for justice and the people, Anwar should ensure that his trial is over as soon as possible. Anwar must act fairly to the court, the people and, most importantly, to the victim or the complainant in the case,” he said, adding that the court should not be blamed for the frequent postponements.

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As the saying goes, “Justice delayed is justice denied”. The delay of the trial means not only the victim, Mohd. Saiful Bahri Azlan does not get justice to his complaint, but Malaysians at large are being put to the test of believing and vehemently against of the despicable charge. On the same note, practicioners in the legal profession felt that the bench or AG could expedite the case in the interest of the Malaysian public at large.

The Star has the story:

Thursday September 10, 2009

Lawyer: A-G or CJ can expedite Anwar’s sodomy trial

PETALING JAYA: A defence lawyer has suggested several mechanisms in which Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial can be expedited.

Commenting that the case had the “necessary qualities to be declared as a case of public interest”, lawyer Hasnal Rezua Merican said that there were two ways in which cases could be sped up.

“In the first situation, the Attorney-General can exercise his power to certify a case to be one of emergency, and the case can be tried under the emergency law.

“He can then transfer the case to whichever court he wants, and it can be tried every day until the end of the case,” he said when contacted yesterday.

The second option was via the Chief Justice (CJ), who has the power under the Courts of Judicature Act to direct the High Court to expedite the matter.

“If the CJ finds that the case is one of public interest, he can use his powers administratively to speed up the proceedings by not entertaining any applications to postpone the case, unless there is a very valid reason.

“He can also order the court to postpone all other cases until this case is disposed of,” he said.

Hasnal Rezua then cited the cases of al-Maunah and the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shariibuu, in which these two mechanisms were used. He was the defence counsel in both cases.

“If it can be done in those two cases, why can’t it be used here?” he asked.

Anwar, 62, had on March 10, pleaded not guilty to sodomising his former personal aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 24, at a condominium in Bukit Damansara on June 26 last year.

The trial proper was to have begun on July 1, but has been repeatedly postponed to dispose of applications to strike out the sodomy trial and to disqualify the entire prosecuting team, among others.

When asked what were the benefits of hastening the sodomy trial, Hasnal Rezua replied: “The accused is the Opposition Leader. The outcome of a case against him is of utmost importance.”

He said the continued delay of the matter was also causing frustration to the accuser.

“Justice must be given to both parties, and not just the accused,” he said.

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Lets the recap all of the theatrics that are looming and overcasting Malaysians and the political scene:

1. 31 BN MPs abandoning the ruling coalition in favour of Pakatan Rakyat and 16 September 2008 Federal Government ‘democratic coup d’etat’.

2. The ‘anarchy’ facilitated by ‘intellectual discourse’ and intense techn0-cyber-anarchy

3. The Perak pseudo-constitutional crisis and the ‘revolution’ against HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak

4. The ongoing by-elections drama

5. On going ‘contagious’ Ketuanan Rakyat Conundrum

6. Kampung Berjaya Pig Slaughterhouse, Kampung Buah Pala and Selangor Pakatan Rakyat controversies 

7. Bringing back “The Butcher of Malaya”

8. The hyped-up sudden death of DAP Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock  and blaming authorities

9. The sudden revitalised anti-ISA riot

10. The relocation of Hindu temple to Section 23 Shah Alam controversy

11. The anti-Malaysia (Malingsia) ‘Sweeping Malaysia’ campaign in Indonesia

We believe that the on going anarchy within Malaysia now is all about Anwar deflecting the fact that he is attempting very hard to maintain his ‘innocence’. The sooner this is resolved, lesser politicking it is for Malaysia and the process of weathering the economic storm and nation building can carry on.

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