KUALA LUMPUR: Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh told reporters that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been disqualified as the Permatang Pauh member of parliament.
The Pardons Board today had rejected Anwar’s petition for a royal pardon for his sodomy conviction
“On March 16, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Pardon Board’s meeting had rejected the pardon by the applicant. Thus, under Article 48 (4)(c) of the Federal Constitution, the disqualification as MP takes effect immediately and as such, there is no basis for the leave to proceed,” he said.
The application was dismissed by judge Asmabi Mohamad in chambers today with costs of RM3,000.
Anwar is currently serving five-years jail for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 30, in 2008.-NST