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Friday August 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by qishin tariq
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has set two days from Oct 28 to hear the appeals involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case.
The court will hear cross appeals from both the defence and prosecution teams, the Opposition Leader’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said.
He told reporters this after the case management was heard before Court of Appeal president Justice Md Raus Sharif at the registrar’s office at the Palace of Justice here yesterday.
Anwar is applying to the court to acquit him of his sodomy conviction by the Court of Appeal.
The prosecution, on the other hand, seeks to increase his jail sentence from the current five years.
Anwar, 67, was acquitted by the High Court on Jan 9, 2012, for allegedly sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan at Desa Damansara Condominium in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008.
However, the Court of Appeal overturned the acquittal and sentenced Anwar to five years in prison for the offence.
Ramkarpal said the court would hear a third related appeal on Oct 14, in which the defence was attempting to disqualify Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah from acting for the prosecution.
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