Sodomy II: Anwar, Saiful had relationship, court hears


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  • Friday, 31 Oct 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan could not have fabricated evidence as there is overwhelming truth in his entire testimony over his alleged sodomy by PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Federal Court heard.

Lead prosecutor Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said Mohd Saiful was sexually harassed by Anwar in his workplace prior to the incident where he had been subjected to a dominant, influential and charismatic person.

He pointed out there were indications that the sodomy incident on June 26, 2008 was not the first time based on Mohd Saiful's evidence where he had demonstrated how it happened.

"The witness (Mohd Saiful) had said the act was rough. He said he felt pain in his rectum and suffered stomach cramps and 'Anwar squirted his semen into my anus as usual'," he argued.

Shafee said the words 'as usual' indicated that the alleged incident had occurred more than once. 

He said Mohd Saiful had said that after they had discussed the work schedule, Anwar had approached him and said, "Can I f... you today?" 

Shafee was submitting for the prosecution in the appeal by Anwar against his conviction and five-year jail sentence for having allegedly sodomised his former aide, Mohd Saiful, at a Desa Damansara condominium unit in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, on June 26, 2008. 

He said the sexual harassment took place within four months before Mohd Saiful resigned as Anwar's personal aide.

Saying that Mohd Saiful was a truthful witness, Shafee said the complainant had demonstrated the sodomy act at the condominium before the trial judge.

He said initially Mohd Saiful was reluctant to accept Anwar's offer for sodomy, but when Anwar became angry, both of them went to the master bedroom where the alleged incident occurred.

Shafee argued that if there was no relationship between them, why would Anwar give a Brioni (Italian high-end fashion) suit to Mohd Saiful.

"Even I do not have (a Brioni brand suit); we know how expensive it is," he said.
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