The sodomy trial of the decade is nearing its end soon I think, unfortunately Mr Karpal is not well and the Court today had to be adjourned to Wednesday 27 October 2010. I hope Mr. Karpal Singh get well soon. The trial must continue with or without him, I am sure that Anwar Ibrahim's battery of elite senior lawyers the likes of Param Cumareswamy, Prabhakaran even Sankara Nair will be more than able to replace Mr Singh.
Sodomy II put off a day as Karpal falls ill
By Debra Chong October 26, 2010(MI)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Karpal Singh, the fiery lawyer heading Team Anwar in the Opposition Leader’s ongoing sodomy trial, is suspected to have dengue, the High Court here was told today.
Trial judge Datuk Zabidin Mohd Diah agreed to the defence team’s request to postpone the trial to tomorrow, pending Karpal’s medical condition.
But Zabidin advised Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s panel of lawyers to ready another lead lawyer in place of Karpal as the trial must go on.
Outside the courtroom, Karpal’s colleague, Sankara Nair, told reporters the senior lawyer had been feeling body aches and chills since last week.
“You know he was feeling poorly even yesterday, but he didn’t want to delay the trial.
“He had his blood tested for dengue at UH last Friday. The results are expected to be out today,” Sankara said, referring to the Universiti Malaysia hospital.
Karpal’s son who is also a member of the defence, Ramkarpal, added that his father had not yet been warded at the hospital but was resting at his Bukit Damansara home nearby.
Team Anwar has yet to decide who among them would take over, Sankara said.
Yesterday, Karpal had started cross-examing the prosecution’s witness, surgeon Razali Ibrahim, one of three Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) doctors who had examined Saiful Bukhary Azlan.
The surgeon disclosed that there was another, earlier medical report detailing the sodomy complainant’s medical history — other than the one that has been tendered as evidence.
Razali’s disclosure prompted Justic Zabidin to adjourn the trial early so he could get the file from the HKL records.
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Let the trial continue, Justice delayed is Justice Denied.