PAS menyifatkan pendakwaan fitnah liwat II terhadap Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai cubaan terakhir untuk menamatkan karier politik ketua pembangkang itu.
Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat, Datuk Mahfuz Omar berkata, tindakan juga dilihat untuk mengaibkan Anwar supaya masyarakat hilang kepercayaan terhadapnya.
"Saya tidak boleh menyentuh perjalanan di dalam mahkamah secara langsung tetapi saya yakin apa yang dihadapi Anwar adalah percubaan akhir untuk kerajaan menamatkan karier politik beliau.
"Sama ada memenjara ataupun menghilangkan kredibiliti Ketua Pembangkang itu, tindakan ini secara tidak langsung untuk mengaibkannya supaya masyarakat hilang kepercayaan," katanya kepada Harakahdaily.
Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu juga yakin Anwar tidak akan berganjak dalam menghadapi situasi yang mencabar berhubung tuduhan fitnah tersebut.
Sejarah dan liku-liku kehidupan yang dihadapi Anwar kata Mahfuz, sudah cukup menunjukkan betapa kentalnya pemimpin politik itu.
Mahfuz turut berharap ahli-ahli dan penyokong PAS hadir pada hari esok bagi memberi sokongan moral kepada Anwar dan keluarganya.
"Terlalu banyak perderitaan yang dihadapi Anwar dan keluarganya, sejak dahulu mereka tidak pernah berhenti berhadapan dengan situasi yang cukup pedih dalam kehidupan.
"Saya fikir cara terbaik kita semua hadir memberi sokongan, esok merupakan hari terakhir dan mereka yang menyatakan sokongan kepada Pakatan Rakyat wajar hadir," katanya.
PR perlukan Anwar
Sementara itu Naib Presiden PAS, Salahuddin Ayub pula mengharapkan akan ada keadilan ditegakkan dalam kes fitnah Anwar kali ini.
Beliau yang hadir di mahkamah hari ini turut memberitahu selagi doktrin pemisahan kuasa tidak wujud, keadilan di dalam sistem perundangan sukar ditegakkan.
"Saya mengharapkan perbicaraan anwar peringkat terakhir pada hari ini sebelum keputusan akan ada keadilan yang dapat ditegakkan.
"Kita sebenarnya masih dalam suatu perjalanan yang panjang untuk melihat tertegaknya suatu keadilan dalam negara, bila kita bercakap tentang doktrin pemisahan kuasa yang sehingga hari ini menjadi harapan rakyat," katanya.
Naib Presiden PAS itu turut mendoakan agar Anwar dan keluarga diberikan keadilan dalam konspirasi fitnah ini.
"Saya mendoakan dan mengharapkan Anwar serta keluarganya dapat diberikan keadilan dan keputusan yang benar-benar adil.
"Keputusan itu akan memberikan kembali sinar kehidupan kepada beliau sekeluarga, apa yang penting adalah kita masih memerlukan kehadirannya bersama Pakatan Rakyat," ujar beliau lagi.- harakahdaily
Zero access to DNA notes a major ‘handicap’ to defence case...
Lawyer Ramkarpal Singh questioned today why the notes and documents that the government's DNA expert had relied on in her Sodomy II testimony were neither tendered as evidence nor supplied to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defence team during trial.
Anwar's counsel pointed out that the DNA expert could not answer questions unless she had the said notes with her but despite this, the documents were still not provided to the defence.
This, he told the five-man panel at the Federal Court today, had created a major “handicap” in their case.
“We need this information for our experts. She (government's expert) would not have been able to come to findings without benefit of such information... this not been produced.
“We have a background at how disadvantaged the defence waa at the trial,” he said during submissions.
During the High Court trial for Sodomy II, the defence had repeatedly applied but failed to have access to the notes and documents of the government's DNA expert.
Ramkarpal also argued today that the Court of Appeal, when deciding to overturn Anwar's initial acquittal in the case, had not even considered the evidence given by the defence's DNA experts.
Instead, he pointed out, the appellate court had immediately concluded that they were merely “armchair experts”.
“He was clearly qualified as an expert with over 30 years of experience,” said Ramkarpal, referring to one of Anwar's own expert Dr Brian McDonald.
Ramkarpal is the fourth lawyer from Anwar's defence team to submit at the hearing of Anwar's Sodomy II appeal.
Earlier in court, the lawyer questioned the reliability of government DNA expert Dr Seah Lay Hong's analysis of the DNA profiles taken in the case, saying she had been inaccurate and evasive during questioning.
“Sperm extract found in rectum... shows sample contaminated,” he told the court.
Anwar was held overnight from July 16 to 17, from 11.05pm to 12.30pm, in 2008, after being arrested for allegedly sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
Samples taken from the toothbrush, mineral water bottle and “good morning” towel that were given to Anwar during his jail stint were later used to match with the DNA samples taken from Saiful.
During trial in 2011, one government chemist Nor Aidora Saedon had testified that there were two DNA profiles found on the evidence samples ― that of “Male Y” and that of an unknown DNA profile.
The chemist had also testified that the DNA profiles found on the items match those whose sperm extracts had been found on Saiful's anus earlier.
The Federal Court is hearing today Anwar’s challenge of the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn a lower court’s decision to acquit him of his 2008 sodomy charge.
The High Court had in 2012 acquitted Anwar of the charge but the appellate court ruled on March 7 this year that the trial judge had erred when rejecting the DNA evidence produced in the case.
Anwar has repeatedly maintained his innocence, insisting that the charges were trumped up to kill his political career as he allegedly poses a threat to the Barisan Nasional coalition's decades-long rule with the Pakatan Rakyat alliance, which he now leads.
If Anwar fails to reverse his five-year imprisonment sentence and conviction in the Federal Court, he would lose his seat as the law bars anyone fined RM2,000 or imprisoned for one year from serving as a lawmaker.
Today’s hearing is presided over by a five-member panel led by CJ Ariffin. Others include Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar and Datuk Ramly Ali, who replaced Tan Sri Ahmad Haji Maarop.
Anwar is represented by a 14-man defence team led by Sri Ram. Others include lawyers R.Sivarasa, Latheefa Koya, N. Surendran and Gobind Singh Deo.
Lawyers from the prosecution team are Shafee and Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria.
The hearing is expected to extend beyond today and the judges are believed likely to reserve judgement to a later date.- msn
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