WHY is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin treating Richard Branson with kid gloves? When Al Gore and Paul Wolfowitz criticised Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy trial, our deputy prime minister deemed it pressure from Anwar’s American friends. But when Branson made similar remarks, Muhyiddin defended him.
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July 2009: The hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s application for documents from the prosecution relating to his sodomy trial was adjourned to 8 July by the High Court here today because his lead counsel was unwell. Counsel Sulaiman Abdullah informed the court that he had been feeling giddy since yesterday when […]
MASS hypocrisy season comes and goes in Malaysia with the regularity of the monsoon or the haze. While we entertain the polite fiction of being a semi-civilised nation with a few shopping malls, we conveniently forget that ours is a political culture mired in the mores and norms of hypocrisy. The public display of normative […]
PUTRAJAYA, 2 July 2009: The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to have his sodomy trial sent back to the Sessions Court from the High Court. In a unanimous decision, it ruled that no member of the Executive, not even the prime minister, could interfere or fetter with the […]
PUTRAJAYA, 1 July 2009: The Court of Appeal will decide tomorrow on the appeal on the right forum to hear the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial. Justice Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong, who sat with justices Datuk Abu Samah Nordin and Datuk Jeffrey Tan Kok Wha, said he would give the oral decision on Anwar’s […]
PUTRAJAYA, 29 June 2009: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal against the High Court’s order that his sodomy case be tried at the High Court was postponed to tomorrow to enable him to attend the Dewan Rakyat sitting today. The Court of Appeal, comprising justices Datuk Abdul Hamid Embong, Datuk Abu Samah Nordin and […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 June 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial, which was supposed to start on 1 July, has been rescheduled to 8 July. Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah changed the date following the request by lead defence counsel Sulaiman Abdullah, who sought to have two preliminary applications to be […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 March 2009: The High Court here today fixed 1-24 July for the sodomy trial of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The hearing will be heard before Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, who fixed the date after the case was officially transferred from the Sessions Court today despite objections from Anwar’s […]