KUALA LUMPUR – “Anwar’s sleep is affected by mosquitoes,” said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail when commenting on the latest developments concerning her husband Parti Keadilan Advisor (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is imprisoned at the Sungai Buloh Prison.
Dr Wan Azizah also said she had made a request to the prison authorities to provide a two-inch thick mattress and do something about the toilet facilities which were not suitable for him.
“The prison authorities have assured us (on this) but we are still waiting for them to keep their word to provide a two-inch thick mattress and solve the problem of the mosquitoes, as well as the squat toilet which is not suitable for Anwar in the physical state he is in,” she told reporters outside the High Court here after attending hearing on a defamation case filed by Anwar against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
At the end of the proceedings today, after giving his testimony, Anwar said: “Thank you, your honour, I will now return to Sungai Buloh”.
Anwar, 67, dressed in a white shirt and black pants, arrived at the Court Complex here at 7.45 am and was taken, without handcuffs, to the courtroom, accompanied by officers from the Sungai Buloh prison as well as court police.
Before the proceedings began, family members including Dr Wan Azizah, and several opposition leaders including Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, were allowed to meet with Anwar in the witness room.
Three of his grandchildren were also present in the public gallery, although underaged children are normally not allowed into a courtroom.
Anwar was present in court for his RM100 million defamation suit against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman over the latter’s statement at a media conference in Washington DC in May 2009.
Anwar was brought by the police from the Sungai Buloh Prison where he is serving a five-year jail sentence after being found guilty of sodomising a former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, in 2008. – BERNAMA