Retired cop’s pastime is to follow trial


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

PUTRAJAYA: There is a man who is always at the Sodomy II trial – and he is neither a lawyer nor a reporter.

He is 73-year-old retired policeman Bhaja Singh, who says he is intent on seeing for himself the process of justice being served.

Bhaja said he had been following Anwar’s trial for the past five years.

Always dressed in a simple white robe and matching turban, Bhaja admitted that he tood out among the sea of lawyers, reporters, police men and others.

“I wanted to hear and see the truth unfold for myself before it goes on to be retold by others, and will invariably get twisted this way and that way,” said Bhaja.

The Klang resident insisted that he was a private observer with no stake in the case.

“I have no links to Anwar or his family, friends or political party.”

Bhaja said he had followed the case diligently through its sessions in the High Court, but missed several hearings at the Court of Appeal.

“I decided to come this week for the final stretch,” he added.

Bhaja said since his retirement, he had time on his hands and thought it was better to be in court, following the case first hand.

“With all the famous lawyers and good judges involved, I thought it would be educational too.”

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