Mahkamah lanjutkan pendengaran rayuan Anwar hingga Khamis ini...
Pendengaran yang bermula hari ini akan bersambung sehingga Khamis, kata Ketua Hakim Negara Tun Ariffin Zakaria sebelum menangguhkan sesi rehat tengahari.
Peguam utama Anwar yang juga bekas hakim mahkamah persekutuan Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram sepanjang pagi tadi mengemukakan hujah bagi membuktikan pengadu kes liwat, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan bukan saksi yang boleh dipercayai.
Selain Sri Ram(gambar bawah), peguam lain yang akan mengemukakan hujah kes adalah Ramkarpal Singh, Sangeet Kaur Deo dan N Surendran.
Pihak pendakwa yang diketuai Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah akan mengemukakan hujah selepas pihak pembelaan, kemudian diikuti hujah akhir oleh kedua-dua pihak sebelum pendengaran berakhir.
Shafee ketika ditemui pemberita semasa sesi rehat berkata, beliau menjangkakan lanjutan itu kerana hujah panjang lebar dan jumlah kertas kerja yang perlu diteliti.
"Kami mendengar hujah mereka. Seperti dijangka, kami perlu mengemukakan jawapan balas.
"Mahkamah akan dilanjutkan sehari lagi sehingga Khamis, dan kemungkinan sehingga Jumaat," katanya di luar mahkamah.
Lima panel hakim mendengar rayuan Anwar, diketuai Ariffin, serta Tan Sri Raus Sharif, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar dan Datuk Ramly Ali.
Barisan peguam bela Anwar diketuai Sri Ram, serta 14 peguam lain.
Pada Januari 2012, Mahkamah Tinggi membebaskan Anwar daripada dakwaan meliwat Saiful di sebuah apartmen di Damansara pada Jun 2008.
Anwar, 67, dikenakan hukuman penjara lima tahun oleh Mahkamah Rayuan, tetapi mendapat penangguhan sehingga keputusan rayuan di Mahkamah Persekutuan.
Sri Ram pada awal tadi mengemukakan beberapa kesilapan bukti dan testimoni Saiful yang tidak konsisten sepanjang perbicaraan.
Anwar memberitahu wartawan di luar mahkamah bahawa dirinya yakin akan dibebaskan berdasarkan fakta dan undang-undang.
"Saya yakin hanya jika tidak ada campur tangan politik," katanya sejurus keluar daripada mahkamah semasa sesi rehat. – tmi
Court extends hearing for Anwar’s appeal until Thursday...
The hearing, which began today, would now continue until Thursday, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said, before adjourning the court for a mid-day break.
Anwar's lead counsel, retired Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram(pix,below), had spent the morning making submissions to show that sodomy complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 29, was not a credible witness.
Besides Sri Ram, other lawyers who will be submitting for Anwar are Ramkarpal Singh, Sangeet Kaur Deo and N. Surendran.
The prosecution, led by Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, will submit after submissions from the defence, and this will be followed by final arguments by both sides before the hearing ends.
Shafee told reporters during the court's recess that he expected a reserved judgment because of lengthy submission and amount of paperwork to go through.
"We are listening to their submissions. It is something expected, so we have the answers.
"The court will extend one more day as indicated to Thursday, and possibly even Friday," Shafee said outside the courtroom.
A five-member bench is hearing Anwar's appeal, led by Arifin. Others on the bench are Tan Sri Raus Sharif, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar and Datuk Ramly Ali.
Anwar's defence team is led by Sri Ram and comprises of 14 lawyers.
In January 2012, the High Court, following a lengthy trial, acquitted Anwar of the charge after calling for his defence. He was charged with sodomising Saiful at an apartment in Damansara on June 26, 2008.
Anwar, 67, was sentenced to five years' jail by the appellate court but has obtained stay of execution pending the outcome of his appeal in the Federal Court.
Sri Ram had earlier submitted on the trial's mishandling of evidence and the inconsistencies in Saiful's testimony.
Anwar had told reporters waiting outside the court earlier that he was optimistic about an acquittal based on facts and the law.
"I am confident only if there was without political interference," he said when he emerged from the courtroom during a break. – tmi
Anwar's counsel zooms in on K-Y jelly...
Senior lawyer and former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram (left) said the use of the lubricant was not mentioned in Saiful's police report against Anwar.
He further submitted that the K-Y jelly was not on the list of exhibits by the police on items seized from Saiful.
"Saiful alleges the sodomy incident was done on a carpet. He admitted that the lubricant was used and placed on his anus.
"Saiful complained that the sodomy action was rough (rakus) and he had pain in his anus or stomach. If a lubricant is applied he should not have suffered the pain," he said.
He added that if the court believes Saiful's testimony on this, "we can believe the moon is made of green cheese".
Gopal further questioned Saiful's testimony where the alleged victim claimed he handed the lubricant to investigating officer DSP Jude Blacious Pereira on June 28.
"Jude (right) handed the lubricant back to Saiful and the next day Saiful went to the police station to hand it over to the police," he added.
The senior lawyer said this proved that Saiful's testimony cannot be trusted.
Gopal was submitting on the first of his three points.
Saiful's demeanour questioned
The former Federal Court judge also questioned Saiful's demeanour and conflicting testimony.
He pointed out that the former aide said he drafted a resignation letter immediately after the sodomy incident.
However, Saiful appeared the next day at Anwar's house and even had his photograph taken.
"His demeanour was normal and inconsistent to the case of alleging he was violently sodomised 24 hours earlier," he said.
The photograph of Saiful (right) serving tea was not earlier tendered as evidence during trial.
However, Gopal sought that it be included as Saiful had agreed he was there as depicted in the picture.
The defence lawyer further said the evidence from Hospital Kuala Lumpur doctors cannot be accepted as Saiful first went to Pusrawi Hospital.
"The first complaint was made at the Pusrawi Hospital and the prosecution did not call Dr (Mohamad) Osman (Abdul Hamid).
"The evidence in HKL does not amount to corroboration,” he said.
"Only (the) first complaint can be used for corroboration and not the subsequent complaint," Gopal said.- mk
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