Anwar guilty of sodomy

  • Nation
  • Friday, 7 Mar 2014

PUTRAJAYA: A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal unanimously found Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomising his former aide in 2008.

The panel led by Justice Balia Yusof Wahi allowed the prosecution's appeal against a 2012 High Court decision that acquitted Anwar of the charge.

Justice Balia held that the trial judge had erred in his finding that the integrity of the samples had been compromised.

The court gave one hour to lawyer Karpal Singh to prepare mitigation for Anwar before it resumed sitting at 6.15pm for sentencing.