Court to hear Anwar's appeal on May 10

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  • Thursday, 15 Apr 2004

PETALING JAYA: The Federal Court has fixed May 10 to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal against his conviction and nine-year jail term for sodomy. 

Anwar’s lawyer filed a petition of appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision on Oct 6 last year to uphold the sentence. One of the 87 grounds in it is that the Court of Appeal had misdirected itself on the issue of alibi. 

Anwar was convicted by the High Court in August 2000 on a charge of sodomising his former driver Azizan Abu Bakar at Tivoli Villa, Bangsar, between January and March 1993. 

His adopted brother Sukma Darmawan Sasmitaat Madja was also convicted for the same offence and for abetting Anwar. 

Sukma is also appealing against the Court of Appeal’s decision. He was sentenced to six years' jail and ordered to be given two strokes of the rotan by the High Court.  

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