“Saya akan terus sokong Anwar”- Pak Jabit
Beliau yang popular dalam filem Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah dan Zombie Kampung Pisang berkata akan terus menyokong Anwar walaupun beliau dimasukkan ke penjara atau dibebaskan.
“Saya akan terus menyokong Datuk Seri Anwar bukan sahaja tubuh badannya sahaja tetapi perjuangannya.
“Ini bukan kes jenayah tetapi kes politik. Mereka (kerajaan) takut kepada Anwar kerana Anwar anti rasuah. Malaysia kaya dengan rasuah. Kalau Anwar bebas, Anwar dapat perintah Malaysia, mereka akan dikenakan tindakan,” katanya kepada FMT di luar Istana Kehakiman disini hari ini.
Beliau berkata, rakyat yang turun menyokong beramai-ramai adalah demi untuk perjuangan menegakkan keadilan dan menentang kezaliman.
“Ini tugas manusia sebagai khalifah didunia,” katanya.
Hari ini merupakan hari ketiga perbicaraan yang melibatkan Anwar yang juga merupakan Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
Perbicaraan ini merupakan rayuan terakhir Anwar untuk mengetepikan hukuman penjara lima tahun atas kesalahan meliwat bekas pembantunya, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
Panel lima hakim yang diketuai Ketua Hakim Negara, Tun Ariffin Zakaria mendengar hujah daripada pasukan pembelaan yang diketuai oleh Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram yang juga merupakan bekas Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan. - fmt
Datuk Fauzi - Dr Mahathir juga kurang yakin Anwar meliwat...
Pengerusi PKR Pahang Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman berkata semasa masih berada dalam Kabinet, Dr Mahathir memanggilnya untuk menyiasat tentang latar belakang Anwar semasa di kolej.
"Dr Mahathir tanya sama ada saya setia dengan dia atau Anwar. Saya kata saya setia dengan Anwar sebagai kawan dan Dr Mahathir sebagai ketua," katanya ketika ditemui di Istana Kehakiman Putrajaya, hari ini.
Katanya, pada Februari 2001 beliau sekali lagi dipanggil Dr Mahathir bertanyakan sama ada dirinya percaya Anwar melakukan perbuatan liwat.
Fauzi berkata, Dr Mahathir mahu mendapatkan kepastian tentang dakwaan yang didengarnya daripada adik kepada setiausaha sulit Anwar ketika itu, Ummi Hafilda Ali.
Katanya, Dr Mahathir pasti orang ramai akan percaya dengan kata-katanya jika beliau mengaku Anwar melakukan perbuatan sedemikian.
Namun, beliau enggan menurut perintah Dr Mahathir supaya mengakui dan mempercayainya walaupun ditawarkan dua fail projek.
"Sebenarnya dia mahu suruh saya supaya yakinkan dia Anwar tidak meliwat.
"Dia harap dia dapat percaya dan saya hanya bercakap benar," katanya.
Fauzi dan Anwar merupakan rakan sekolah semasa di Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar pada 1964 dan menyertai PKR pada 2008.
Dr Mahathir memecat Anwar pada 1998 atas dua sebab, iaitu tidak sesuai untuk meneruskan khidmat dalam kerajaan dan menggantikannya sebagai perdana menteri.
Dr Mahathir dalam buku "A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad" menyatakan beliau dimaklumkan mengenai skandal Anwar oleh bekas Ketua Polis Negara Tun Hanif Omar, 4 tahun sebelum buku '50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Ibrahim Tidak Boleh Jadi Perdana Menteri' dihantar kepadanya.
Namun enggan membacanya kerana yakin ketika itu ia hanya artikel sensasi bertujuan mengaut keuntungan.
Anwar dijatuhi hukuman penjara 6 tahun bagi kesalahan rasuah pada 1999 dan 9 tahun ekoran kes Liwat II pada 2000.
Beliau dibebaskan daripada tuduhan liwat oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2004.
Kini, beliau dalam proses rayuan terakhir menggugurkan tuduhan Liwat II di peringkat Mahkamah Persekutuan yang dijangka berakhir pada minggu depan.
Jika didapati bersalah, beliau akan dihukum penjara 5 tahun kerana bersalah meliwat bekas pembantunya, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan di sebuah kondominium di Damansara pada Jun 2008. – tmi
5 sebab kes liwat Anwar langsung tak masuk akal...
1. Jika betul DSAI meliwat saiful, kenapa saiful tidak melawan.. saiful pada masa tu muda, gagah takkan senang2 nak bagi orang liwat.. si muda umur 20an diliwat si tua umur 60an takkan tak mampu nak lawan.. perempuan kena rogol pun reti nak lawan.. jika suka sama suka kenapa DSAI sorang saja kena dakwa.. kenapa saiful tak kena dakwa..
2. DSAI didakwa mengikut sekyen 377B Kanun keseksaan.. seksyen 377B dengan jelas menyebut "Sesiapa yang secara sukarela melakukan persetubuhan bertentangan dengan aturan tabii".. jadi jika mengikut seksyen ini saiful juga mesti didakwa kerana suka sama suka..SOP kes liwat atau rogol, mangsa akan dihantar ke hospital untuk pemeriksaan perubatan untuk mengesahkan adanya tusukan/penetration tetapi 4 doktor, 1 di pusrawi dan 3 di HKL membuat laporan TIADA kesan tusukan.. 1 doktor mungkin khilaf tapi kalau 4 tak mungkin khilaf..
3. Bagaimana DNA air mani DSAI boleh ada dalam dubur saiful sedangkan tiada kesan tusukan dijumpai dekat punggung saiful.. adakah betul itu air mani DSAI atau DNA DSAI telah dipalsukan.. ingat lagi semasa DSAI kena tahan beberapa hari di penjara, di sana dia pun disediakan tuala, berus gigi.. jika berus gigi dan tuala dipalit pada kapas lalu kepada DNA tester itu sudah memadai untuk mendapatkan DNA DSAI..
4. Kenapa nak dekat2 prk kajang tiba2 DSAI disabit bersalah dalam kes liwat.. seolah2 tak nak bagi DSAI bertanding padahal DSAI telah diputuskan tidak bersalah..Kenapa mesti peguam negara yg menjadi pembela saiful dalam kes liwat.. inikan soal peribadi tiada kena mengena dengan hal negara.. mana saiful dapat duit untuk bayar peguam negara.. saiful kerja apa sebenarnya.. jadi boleh nampak kat situ permainan kerajaan zalim..
5. Saiful dakwa dia diliwat pada 26hb jun dan buat report polis pada 28hb jun.. dalam tempoh 2 hari itu ada lagi ke DNA air mani DSAI.. takkan si saiful langsung tak berak, tak solat, tak basuh dubur.. semata2 nak simpan bukti dalam dubur.. kenapa tak terus je report polis lepas dia kena liwat..
Langsung tak masuk akal! Hanya yg mempunyai akal yg waras saja dapat berfikir DSAI telah difitnah dan dizalimi.. semoga Allah menimpakan balasan ke atas orang yg menganiaya beliau dan orang yg menyokong beliau dipenjara.- btmmari.blogspot
What's behind Malaysia's sodomy case vs Anwar...
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim glances around during a tea break at the Appeals Court for the second day of his final hearing in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The Malaysian top court began hearing a final appeal filed by Anwar against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to neutralize the threat he poses to the country's ruling coalition.
Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male aide in 2008 after Malaysia's appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal.
Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. If the court affirms the guilty verdict, Anwar could be imprisoned for five years or longer. Below are some questions and answers about the case and its implications.
Q: ANWAR WAS FIRST ARRESTED IN 1998. WHY IS HE STILL BEING TARGETED?
A: The government says there is no link between the cases against him and his status as opposition leader. But few people believe that to be true, and many suspect the ruling coalition is using the courts to try and silence the main threat to their long but slowly weakening grip on power.
Soon after he was ousted as deputy prime minister in 1998, Anwar led tens of thousands of people in street protests demanding reforms. The movement tapped into unhappiness among many Malaysians over racial discrimination and corruption in the government. He was arrested at its height, and later jailed for abuse of power and sodomy.
Anwar was freed in 2004, after the Federal Court overturned the sodomy conviction. Anwar then galvanized the disparate opposition into a formidable alliance. In 2008 general elections, it broke the government's stranglehold in parliament by winning more than one-third of the seats. In the 2013 elections, Anwar's alliance won more seats but not enough to form a government — despite winning the popular vote, about 51 percent, for the first time in history.
Q: WHY SODOMY CHARGES? IN THIS DAY AND AGE?
A: The law prohibiting sodomy — consensual or otherwise — dates back to British colonial days. It makes it an offense to commit "carnal intercourse against the order of nature." Social attitudes are now widely shaped by Islam, the official religion in Malaysia, and there is little pressure on the government to repeal the law. It is punishable by up to 20 years in jail.
The sodomy charge functions as smear on the integrity of Anwar, who hails from Malaysia's majority Malay Muslims and needs to attract votes from that very same group to win power. Anwar and his supporters say the charges were trumped up to tarnish his reputation and destroy his political standing, especially among Malaysian Muslims who — taking their cue from their faith — reject homosexuality.
Human Rights Watch says sodomy laws contravene broadly accepted international legal standards and has called for them to be replaced with a modern, gender-neutral rape law. Neighboring Singapore refined its sodomy laws in 2007 to exclude heterosexuals who perform consensual anal sex. India repealed sodomy laws two years later.
Q: IF ANWAR IS JAILED, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE?
A: Anwar and his People's Justice Party are seen as the unifying force in the alliance, which also groups the Islamic Party and the ethnic Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party. Policy differences between the two parties were previously set aside for the 2008 elections, but they have recently resurfaced, straining the alliance. Without Anwar at the helm, the tension could get worse. Anwar himself has said the alliance will survive his absence, and he noted recently that such speculation "is probably good for my ego but as a fact, it is not true."
Some predict that jailing Anwar could create a wave of public anger like the one in 1998 that could galvanize the alliance, possibly bringing it gains at general elections that must be called by 2018. "If Anwar is imprisoned, that will be the tipping point," said opposition lawmaker Rafizi Ramli. "There will always be groups (of students and younger generation) who will take to the street. This generation believes this is their space and they will claim their space."
A jail term could effectively end Anwar's political career. The 67-year-old Anwar will be stripped of his parliament seat and will not be eligible to contest elections for five years from the day he is released. Amnesty International says it will consider Anwar "a prisoner of conscience" if he is jailed. - msn
Defence presses hard for Anwar’s acquittal...
However, the biggest news that caught everybody by surprise was the appearance of retired Federal Court judge, Gopal Sri Ram, to lead the defence team.
The 70-year-old, who retired in 2010, came under the spotlight of the media, which could have been uncanny for a former judge asked to lead Anwar's defence team.
This came after senior lawyer and former Bar Council president Sulaiman Abdullah could not lead Anwar’s team as he has still not fully recovered from a leg surgery.
Sri Ram’s appearance for Anwar resulted in quite a few people, particularly members of the legal profession, including DAP's Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang, raising questions.
The lawyers argued that Sri Ram’s appearance in court went against the Malaysian Bar resolution that states “a retired judge of the superior courts should be prohibited or restricted by law from appearing as counsel in court”.
The Bar resolution also states that the council was proposing an amendment to the Legal Profession Act 1976 to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to achieve this objective.
However, Chief Justice of the Federal Court Arifin Zakaria had commented last year that there was nothing wrong when asked about Sri Ram’s expected appearance for Pakatan Rakyat in several election petition cases then.
“As far as I am concerned, when they retire, they can do whatever they want as they have their freedom, and we cannot deprive them of their rights. Ex-judges are also human beings... and we should not curtail (their rights).
“Previously, (former Lord President) Salleh Abbas appeared before us. It does not matter as the court will decide the case on merits and facts. It does not matter who appears before us. It is the same,” Justice Arifin had said.
Saiful's demeanour questioned
On the first day of Anwar's appeal, Sri Ram attacked Saiful's credibility as a witness, a finding made by the Kuala Lumpur High Court and the Court of Appeal as well.
Sri Ram said the use of K-Y jelly as a lubricant is in question as it was not stated in Saiful's police report nor listed among the items seized from the alleged incident.
The retired judge also said a person who was not willing to be sodomised would not want to bring a lubricant along. He also pointed out that if the lubricant was used, Saiful (left) would not have complained of pain.
Saiful, in his testimony in camera, said Anwar was rough and fast in the sexual act on him.
Sri Ram also said that while the underwear that Saiful used during and after the alleged sodomy incident was washed, there were stains found on a second underwear, and despite this Saiful said he had not washed his backside nor defecated for two days after he was sodomised.
He also quizzed Saiful's appearance in Anwar's house the day after the alleged sodomy. There was a photograph of Saiful at the event, and the former aide agreed that it was him.
“Saiful seemed quite happy. Cameras don't tell lies, and he was not glum,” the lead defence counsel said, adding that if Saiful's testimony is to be believed, then “we can also believe the moon is made of green cheese”.
Sri Ram also questioned Saiful's hesitation in lodging a police report, which he did two days after the alleged incident despite meeting with a senior police officer, ACP Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof, and calling then inspector-general of police Musa Hassan several days earlier.
Political conspiracy and believable DNA?
Another member of Anwar’s defence team, N Surendran, submitted on the point of political conspiracy, where Anwar had claimed, in his statement from the dock, that Najib Abdul Razak, who was then deputy prime minister, had met with Saiful.
This meeting was verified by the star prosecution witness Saiful himself, who said he met with Najib in the deputy prime minister’s Taman Duta home on June 24, 2008.
“This shows the political conspiracy, or a pre-arranged plan to do this, as Saiful had, earlier that day, met ACP Rodwan in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur,” Surendran pointed out.
He further said it was wrong of the Court of Appeal to read Anwar's unsworn statement as a “mere denial” , since all those events did really take place and also, Saiful called former IGP Musa the day after he met with Najib.
Among other matters, Sangeet Kaur Deo raised the issue of whether Anwar's arrest on July 16, 2008, was lawful and questioned whether the items seized from the opposition leader's cell, after he was detained overnight, amounted to trickery and deception for his refusal to give his DNA samples at Hospital Kuala Lumpur later that night.
Ram Karpal Singh submitted on the possibility of the samples taken for chemical analyses being tampered with as case investigating officer, Supt Jude Blacious Pereira, testified that he cut open a big plastic bag containing the samples taken by the HKL doctors from Saiful on June 28.
Ram Karpal (left) also submitted on the presence of a DNA, in an 18 allele of an unidentified male, from Saiful's samples taken from swabs of the high rectum and peri-anal regions.
The presence of the unidentified male DNA, which is different from “Male Y” (Anwar’s DNA) only shows that it is contaminated.
Ram further questioned the the “pristine” condition of the samples taken from Saiful’s anus 96 hours after the alleged sodomy, despite it not being kept in freezer as recommended by the doctors.
The Sodomy II appeal hearing continues in the Federal Court in Putrajaya tomorrow, with submissions from senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who has been appointed by the government to lead the prosecution.- mk