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100 Gather In Support Of Anwar At Palace Of Justice

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PUTRAJAYA – About 100 people had gathered in front of the Palace of Justice to express support for PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whose final appeal against a sodomy conviction and five-year jail sentence entered its sixth day today at the Federal Court.

These Anwar supporters carried banners and posters bearing slogans expressing support for the opposition leader.

A boy, believed to be about four years old, was seen among the supporters, some of whom recited the ‘surah Yasin’.

Putrajaya Police chief ACP Abdul Razak Abdul Majid, when contacted by Bernama, said the police had deployed enough personnel to ensure public order in the vicinity of the Palace of Justice.

In court, lead prosecutor Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah resumed his submission that was adjourned from yesterday, before a five-man bench chaired by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria.

Anwar’s team of lawyers is led by Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, a retired Federal Court judge.

The Court of Appeal had overturned a High Court decision and found Anwar guilty of having sodomised his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 27, at a unit of the Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, between 3.10 pm and 4.30 pm on June 26, 2008. – BERNAMA

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