Selangor Journal

Public supports freedom for Anwar

PUTRAJAYA, DEC 14:  People had started filling the compound of the Palace of Justice as early as 8 am today, to show their support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his appeal to review his conviction and sentence for his sodomy case.
The area around the Palace of Justice was heavily guarded by security forces and were installed with metal grates approximately 100 metres from the building.
The crowd that had gathered listened to speeches by opposition leaders, among whom were Batu Member of Parliament, Tian Chua; Seputeh Member of Parliament, Teresa Kok and Kuantan Member of Parliament, Fuziah Salleh.
Anwar was seeking a review of his conviction and 5 years prison sentence for the offence of sodomy 2 slander case.
On October 12, the appeal for review of the case was heard by a panel of five Federal Court Judges led by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, together with the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, Federal Court Judges Tan Sri Hasan Lah, Tan Sri Abu Samah Nordin and Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim.
The former opposition leader has served almost 2 years of his prison sentence in Sungai Buloh Prison.

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