Continuing the SERIES started on August 9, 2016, Desi needs to put in perspective the TIMELINE of key events that has resulted in DS ANWAR IBRAHIM serving a second year in jail at Sungai Buloh Prison on trumped up Sodomy charges.
The summary is extracted from abc.net.au and dear ESTEEMED READERS should treat this as a summary to understand the context of the present fate that DSAI finds himself in. It's actually "deja vu" all over again -- but like a phonix that rises from previous burnt ashes, hopefully this Opposition Leader imprisoned by the cruel UMNO regime
will find the TRUE JUSTICE (Keadilan...)he deserves.
WE ordinary Rakyat must never forget; as former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad now in the Opposition ranks, keeps reminding us: "JANGAN MUDAH LUPA!"
###Anwar acquitted of charges
January 9, 2012
Photo: Anwar Ibrahim walks out after his verdict at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP: Mohd Rasfan)
In early 2012, Anwar was initially found not guilty by the high court after the judge ruled DNA evidence had been tampered with.
"Thank God justice has been served," Mr Anwar said after the verdict as tens of thousands of supporters rallied outside the court.
And he vowed to topple the government at upcoming elections.
With his name cleared, Mr Anwar could campaign freely for the polls at the helm of his opposition alliance.
The trial was condemned by international observers, who said it was a politically motivated bid to silence a powerful opposition leader.
Court of Appeal overturns acquittal
Photo: Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Wan Azizah (l) arrive at the court of appeals in Putrajaya (AFP: Mohd Rasfan)
The prosecution filed an appeal, and in March 2014 the court of appeal overturned the acquittal.
Anwar was sentenced to five years in jail but freed pending appeal.
The sentence came a week before Anwar was to contest a state by-election he was expected to win.
The 66-year-old veteran politician said the charge was a political ploy intended to damage his reputation.
"There is absolutely no case for them, this is clearly seen to be political," Anwar said.
But a statement released by the government said the judiciary was "independent" and that the verdict was reached in a "balanced and objective manner".
The ruling sparked uproar in the courtroom, which was filled with Anwar's opposition colleagues and family.
Anwar subsequently launched his own final appeal.
Anwar sentenced to five years jail
February 10, 2015
Photo: A supporter of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim clashes with a policeman outside court in Putrajaya. (Reuters: Olivia Harris)
Malaysia's highest court upheld the conviction against Anwar, giving him a five-year jail term.
Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria dismissed Anwar's challenge against last year's conviction for sodomising a young male former aide, saying the court found "overwhelming evidence" of the crime.
Mr Arifin read his judgements out to a stunned courtroom packed with journalists, opposition figures, and Anwar's family and supporters, many of whom wept quietly.
Anwar later took to the dock and attacked the Federal Court panel of justices for taking part in a "political conspiracy" by Malaysia's ruling regime.
Human Rights Watch condemned the case as "politically motivated" persecution, and the verdict triggered clashes between Anwar's supporters and police.
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Supporters celebrate Anwar’s 69th birthdayScores of supporters of jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gathered outside the Sungai Buloh prison on Aug 10 to call for his release. Anwar is serving his five-year sentence in jail for sodomising his former aide.
"ENJOY" but make sure Sdr Anwar Ibrahim celebrates his 70th birthday a yewar from now OUTSIE THE 4GRAY WALLS of SUNGAI BULOH! -- YL, Desi
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DESIDERATA: In the High Court judgment on January 9, 2015, the CNN reported that:
In delivering the decision, Justice Mohamad Zabidin Diah said it was not safe to rely on DNA evidence that had been cited in the trial -- semen taken from the aide's body that the prosecutor alleged was Anwar's -- since it could have been contaminated.
The court was not willing to give a guilty verdict based on uncorroborated evidence, the judge said.
Desi IS HOPEFUL that besides Justice Mohamad Zabidin Diahin, there are also many other judges who are as fearless and dare to give fair and just decisions based on the evidence before them. In this case, the High Court decision in the first instance on the verdict of "not guilty" should have been taken as "the right and most reliable" as the sitting judge was the one on the bench hearing all the witnesses' testimonies and the Counsel's submissions.-- YL, Desi