Tag Archives: Anwar Ibrahim

May 10

Pakatan wins the impossible dream

Dr Mahathir is expected to seek an audience with the Agong, to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister. PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan, the four-party alliance headed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, achieved their impossible dream tonight with their campaign to “Save Malaysia”, scoring a historic general election victory that will result in the first […]

January 20

Shafee justifies calling Anwar coward, says it’s ‘legalistic’

Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today it was not wrong for him to call Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim a “coward” for refusing to take the witness stand during the former opposition leader’s second sodomy trial. This was despite Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, who was examining Shafee today, […]

January 19

Lawyer Shafee to testify in defamation suit against Bar, 3 others, says counsel

Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is expected to take the stand tomorrow when the High Court hears his defamation suit against the Malaysian Bar and three others for attempting to discuss his conduct at the Bar’s annual general meeting (AGM) last year. His lawyer, Datuk Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, said Shafee would be the first […]

May 23

Anwar’s lawyers fight Saiful’s attempt to use sodomy conviction in defamation suit

A supporter of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya in February, when the Federal Court ruled that the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had sodomised his former personal aide. – The Malaysian Insider pic, May 23, 2015. Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who filed a RM50 million defamation suit against Datuk Seri […]

April 06

RM521 million divorce claims appeal adjourned

The contentious and protracted multi-million Ringgit divorce demands by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court was today adjourned. Counsel Mohd Rafie Mohd Shafie representing Shahnaz requested for the adjournment citing his indisposed health. However, Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu […]

March 27

IGP: Was Rafizi asking for Anwar’s jailbreak?

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s directive could also be interpreted as urging supporters to break out Anwar Ibrahim from prison, said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar.   He said this when asked to comment on the Pandan lawmaker’s arrest this afternoon. “Rafizi asked his supporters to come out in full force tomorrow to release Anwar. […]

March 27

Pardon disposed, Anwar to lose MP seat – MalaysiaKini

The Pardons Board has disposed the petition filed by Anwar Ibrahim’s family and the opposition leader will be disqualified as a member of parliament, said senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh. MalaysiaKini reports: However, Anwar’s lawyer N Surendran did not wish to comment on the decision pending   confirmation before the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The decision […]

March 11

‘Free Anwar’ petition yanked amid final push, reports MalaysiaKini

In surprising turn of events, former United States ambassador to Malaysia John Malott’s online petition has been removed from the White House website ‘We the People’ citing “a violation of their terms of participants.” The petition, which was online an hour ago, saw a dramatic jump in signatures over the past 24 hours. MalaysiaKini’s Anjulie […]

March 10

Quit whining about Anwar and find a replacement, Zaid tells Pakatan

The federal opposition must act firmly by replacing the jailed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim instead of engaging in fruitless displays of displeasure over his incarceration, a former minister said today. Maverick politician Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said it was unreasonable for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to demand that authorities release Anwar from prison to attend Parliament – […]

February 23

PKR will not seek royal pardon for Anwar, says Rafizi

PKR will not seek royal pardon for the release of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, says party secretary-general Rafizi Ramli. He said today was the last day to do so to seek application for the pardon from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, but Anwar did not provide any instructions to proceed. “No. We are not seeking a […]

February 23

Sodomy II: Shafee only telling the truth at roadshows

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the chief prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case, is only telling the truth when he spoke about the sodomy case. UMNO information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said Muhammad Shafee’s action was to explain that the case was not a conspiracy as claimed by the Opposition. Ahmad, who is […]

February 21

Lawyers demand Bar president apologise, retract statement ‘attacking judiciary’

Some 100 lawyers have signed a petition to censure Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong for bringing the judiciary into contempt following his remarks that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was “persecuted, not prosecuted”, after the opposition leader lost his last appeal against a sodomy conviction. The lawyers, all from the peninsula, said Leong’s press statement on […]

February 18

Dialogue with Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah

Here is a video clip of the Dialogue with Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah held at the at the Akademi Kepimpinan Kapten Hussein on Tuesday 17 February 2015. It captures much of what was elucidated by Shafee on Sodomy II and the purported conspiracy hurled by Anwar. Shafee speaks in both Malay and in English. […]

February 17

Twitter users not blaming BN for Anwar verdict, survey shows

A survey of Twitter users has shown that just less than 2 per cent polled blame the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), Umno or Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction and incarceration. The MalayMail OnLine has this report: The analysis by research firm Politweet published today also revealed that […]

February 13

Shafee throws down the gauntlet to Anwar’s supporters

THE man who on Tuesday secured Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction for sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, threw down the gauntlet to those questioning the merits of the win, and to argue their case with him, purely on facts. The interview below was first published in the New Straits Times dated February […]

February 11

Anwar’s case not about politics, says Shafee

You cannot steal, fake or contaminate seminal DNA. PUTRAJAYA: The case of Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomising his former personal assistant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not a story about politics, but a human story and from the judiciary’s perspective, the role of Malaysia’s justice system to enable both sides of the story […]