BANGI: Former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has called on the public to accept the courtâ€™s decision on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahimâ€™s sodomy trial, which concludes tomorrow.
Dr. Mahathir said regardless of the outcome, the courtâ€™s verdict was determined by the nationâ€™s laws and must be respected, as reported by NST’s Rozanna Latiff.
â€œIf the court finds that (Anwar) is not guilty, then we should accept it.
â€œAlthough we should not feel that just because he is a person in an important position, nothing has been done,â€ he said after delivering a lecture at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia here today.
He declined, however, to comment on how a guilty verdict would affect Pakatan Rakyat or the outcome of the next general election.
â€œLet the legal system determine (the verdict). I have no say about this, whatever they decide is whatever they decide.
â€œWe are all equal before the law, no matter if you are the prime minister, deputy prime minister, or a wealthy businessman. If you do something wrong, you should be receive the same punishment as everyone else.â€-NST