KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who failed in his final appeal after the Federal Court found him guilty of sodomising a former aide on Tuesday, was taken to the Sungai Buloh prison.
The Opposition Leader is believed to have been brought to the prison in a Nissan X-Trail sports utility vehicle (SUV).
The SUV, which was escorted by eight other vehicles, was seen entering the prison compound after leaving the Federal Court at about 3pm.
Sungai Buloh police chief Supt Junaidi Bujang when contacted, confirmed that Anwar was brought to the prison at 3.49pm.
It was a calm atmosphere outside the prison compound, with few individuals, believed to be Anwar's supporters taking the opportunity to take pictures of the vehicle carrying the PKR adviser.
Anwar's arrival was tightly guarded by about 60 officers and personnel of the Prisons Department and police.
At about 5.40 pm, Anwar's wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was seen arriving at the Sungai Buloh prison to hand over a bag believed to contain his personal items.
Also seen at the prison compound was Subang MP R. Sivarasa who told reporters that Anwar would not be allowed to receive visitors on Tuesday.
"I will meet Anwar tomorrow (Wednesday) morning as the visiting time has yet to be determined," he said.
Anwar, who is also Permatang Pauh MP, had failed in his final appeal against his conviction of sodomising his personal assistant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, and the Federal Court upheld the five-year jail sentence imposed by the Court of Appeal.
The verdict was delivered by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria who headed a panel of five judges. – Bernama