Monday, 26 July 2010

Anwar Sodomy Trial: What's Love Got To do with it


DPP dropped over alleged ‘affair’ with Saiful

July 27, 2010

PUTRAJAYA, July 27 – Deputy Public Prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif was dropped today from the team prosecuting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy after allegations surfaced last week that she was romantically involved with complainant and chief witness Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail told reporters today that the junior prosecutor was removed to prevent negative public perception of the Sodomy II prosecution team.

Original Post:

The trial of Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy will restart finally on 2nd August 2010, in the earlier much delayed sessions, the complainant Saiful had completed giving evidence and been cross examined, the stage is now set for the Prosecution team to introduce and adduce physical,clinical and laboratory evidences to support their case against Anwar. Hopefully there will be a continuous trial without further delay.

As it turn out,from out of the blue RPK, the man who ran away to the UK because he allege that he tells the truth, came up recently with a love story between Saiful and a yet to be identified female junior member of the Prosecution. As if by clockwork the story in the internet was quickly snatched by Anwar's defense team. Continue reading:

Anwar demands A-G respond to RPK’s ‘affair’ allegations

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal July 26, 2010 (MI)

Gani Patail is now being asked to respond to the 'romantic' link allegations surrounding the Anwar Sodomy II trial.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers have demanded that Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail respond to Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s claims of a female deputy public prosecutor being romantically involved with the lead witness in Anwar’s on-going Sodomy II trial.

Fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin had alleged in a blog posting recently that a female deputy public prosecutor, a junior member of the prosecution team in Anwar’s trial, is having an “affair” with lead witness Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Lead counsel for Anwar’s defence team Sankara Nair said that the Attorney-General or the prosecution team had yet to respond to Raja Petra’s allegations, stressing that if the matter were left unaddressed, it could affect the on-going trial proceedings which is set to continue this coming August 2.

“This will have serious implications in the trial, we want the Attorney-General to confirm or deny these allegations. The Attorney-General’s chambers has to be impartial and prove to do so in its dealings, even though Saiful is the complainant and the prosecution’s material witness,” Sankara told The Malaysian Insider this morning.

Sankara said that the defence team will be submitting a letter to the Attorney-General’s office today, demanding that the Attorney-General step in and provide answers to Raja Petra’s claims.

“We will be sending a letter to the Attorney-General’s office today. They should be getting it (the letter) in the afternoon,” said Sankara.

Sankara also said that they would have to wait for an “official response” from Abdul Gani before they can proceed with any further action.

read the rest here.

How could a alleged love story revealed in the internet by a fugitive who ran away from Malaysia involving Saiful and the lady could be of any relevance to the sodomy case defies any logic. I think the AG should not even dignify the allegation with a response, let the Lead Prosecutor explain to the Trial Judge when the time comes. The person on trial for sodomy is Anwar and Saiful is the complainant, so what has "Love Got To Do With it".


Anonymous said...

Aiyah, this is just another opportunity to digress and divert attention.

Let's see. There are another 851 more tricks in the book that has not been used yet.

One of them is the neck brace, followed by a dispute over the time of the incident which does not correspond to the clock tower of Zanzibar.

Let's bet. There will be another delay as the drama gets closer.


eddy said...

Delays are inevitable Bro with the battery of senior defense lawyers that Anwar has at his disposal. I have faith in the trial Judge though who will when judgement day comes, give a judgement which will even be difficult to appeal in the higher courts.