Sodomy II Trial: Najib and Gang are all out to get Anwar Ibrahim


May 29, 2009

Sodomy Trial II: The knives are out

Athi Veeranggan@www.malaysiakini.com

anwar ibrahim mansor othman pkr penanti by election ceramah 290509 03The recent efforts to smear the reputation of former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Mat Zain Ibrahim is to help shore up the attorney-general’s position ahead of July’s sodomy trial, said Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The sodomy trial, Anwar’s second in 10 years, will kick off on July 1 and the hearing will continue for three weeks. Without deliberating much on the trial, parliamentary opposition leader Anwar indicated that he would certainly raised the issue of the alleged fabrication of evidence in his black-eye case during the trial.

AG Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan are both embroiled in the infamous 1998 black-eye episode for allegedly tampering with evidence in the bid to protect the culprits who had assaulted Anwar while he was held in police custody.

“The personal attack on Mat Zain is an effort to strengthen AG’s position and defence in my upcoming trial,” said Anwar, the Permatang Pauh parliamentarian. Given that the testimony of Mat Zain, who had led the investigation into the black-eye incident, would be vital, he believes a concerted character assassination campaign is being carried out against the retired top cop.

Anwar said the May 14 bankruptcy notice against Mat Zain was issued a month after the former CID chief had submitted an appeal to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission seeking a review to the findings of the three-member independent panel which cleared Gani and Musa of criminal wrongdoings in the black-eye incident.

Mat Zain’s bankruptcy order was widely reported in the media on Wednesday (May 26), which prompted the former chief investigating
anwar ibrahim mansor othman pkr penanti by election ceramah 290509 02officer in the police force to suggest that “powerful hidden hands” were at work to destroy his credibility. “It would only enhance my resolve to disclose the whole truth of the ‘black-eye’ episode. Believe me, this is not the only case the duo (Gani and Musa) had their fingers in. There are others which are just as sensational. The truth shall prevail,” Mat Zain had vowed.

Speaking to journalists after a Pakatan Rakyat rally in Mengkuang Titi during Penanti by-election last night (May 28), Anwar described the smear campaign was to spook Mat Zain from testifying in the upcoming trial.

“I sympathise with him … I know he is upset, and feel alone and embarrassed. (But) he has the courage from the very beginning to reveal the truth,” said Anwar, the PKR supremo.

Malays urged to reject ‘racist’ UMNO

On July 7 last year, Anwar filed a police report accusing Gani, Musa and one Dr Abdul Rahman Yusof and Mat Zain of falsifying a medical report on the black-eye incident. “The issue of fabrication of evidence involving top public officers in the country is a serious issue,” said Anwar.

Earlier at the political rally, Anwar slammed UMNO of being intolerant of non-Malays where many of them were arrested during a series of candlelight vigils. He called on Malays to denounce such an arrogant show of power.

Anwar added that the recent police raid on DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya exposed UMNO’s racism where it is widely seen as an attempt to crack down on a leading predominantly Chinese party.

“UMNO is trying to demonstrate that it can wield its power at will against the non-Malays. Malays should be ashamed of this.The Malay populace shall only revere a Malay leadership which has earned respect from non-Malays through its goodwill, not by abusing its power and acting unjustly,” he told the 500 mostly Malay crowd at the ceramah. Anwar also questioned the sincerity of UMNO in seeking to win over the non-Malay electorate on one hand while “victimising” them at the same time.

“Is this the leadership that the Malays want? A true Malay Muslim citizen should reject such leadership,” said the Pakatan leader.

10 thoughts on “Sodomy II Trial: Najib and Gang are all out to get Anwar Ibrahim

  1. Amazing – only one side was alleged to have made pre-trial preparation as it it were, but of course, nothing from Anwar or the defence. What prejudices the prosecution is OK, but thou shall not prejudice the defence. Interesting jurisprudence Anwar. Who taught you that?

  2. Oh i’m sure they are trying their damndest, even after episode one blew up in their face. Whatever evidence will be cooked and recooked, rehearsed until it turns out to be their own hearse. What genius could have thought of this ridiculous replay? An idiot savant who already has his hands filled with shit and can’t think of anything original. Nematodes. I don’t think that anyone will ever be convinced with their ‘irrefutable’ evidence except diehard self-deluded fanatics of bUmno, but they are certainly dangerous…

  3. There is a short response to this scoop all reverse-psycho. But it wont satiate my desire. There are intelligent people who are misguided by their own inner whisper of hatred, championing a hollow case, but, unforgivingly thinking they are right. This is okay, because such hallucination will get proved right or wrong at the end of the case. I suppose, if such is the case, no one can be blamed for having the same hallucination but on the flip side. So both have their own prejudiced view of thew case. That sounds fair. I can’t wait.

    If we are groomed and raised in hatred “traditions” then so be it. And yes, being prejudiced or racist from a certan angle applies to all but not to a few we know so well. Wow. Im impressed.

  4. On another related issue.

    PKR to lodge police report against KJ for an alleged offence against Sec. 4A Election Offences Act.

    PKR said Sec 4A of the said Act “prohibits statements to the effect of discouraging voters to cast their ballots. It is an offence “to stop people from going to vote” and his statement is very clearly against the Election Offences Act. We want to encourage people to go out to vote and that’s why we are lodging this report” Malaysian Insider, said PKR Youth Chief.” Malaysian Insider

    First, how could lodging a police report against anybody encourage people to vote?

    Secondly, under Sec. 4A of the Election Offences Act to be liable he would need to have made a statement

    - with a view to promote

    - ill-will, discontent or hostility
    - between persons of the same race or different races etc
    - in order to induce or to procure or endeavor to procure the election of any person

    First, did he make the statement “with a view to promote ill will, discontent or hostility”. He was only exercising his right to free speech.

    Secondly, the voters were not induced.

  5. “The personal attack on Mat Zain is an effort to strengthen AG’s position and defence in my upcoming trial,” said Anwar, the Permatang Pauh parliamentarian. Given that the testimony of Mat Zain, who had led the investigation into the black-eye incident, would be vital, he believes a concerted character assassination campaign is being carried out against the retired top cop.”

    A lot of hot air.

    There is no jury trial in Malaysia and no jurors who could be influenced.

    If Mat Zain were to be called as witness in any trial, the transcript of what he said under oath in another trial may be introduced into evidence to prove inconsistencies. But that’s about all.

  6. “I don’t think that anyone will ever be convinced with their ‘irrefutable’ evidence except diehard self-deluded fanatics of bUmno, but they are certainly dangerous…” Menyalak-er

    The judge is trained in law and would not be influenced – unlike jurors who are ordinary citizens.

  7. If Sodomy II is going to open count on a certain ‘Judge Irrelevant’ to thrive on the occasion. He is arguable the best pitbull the judiciary has. It could mean disaster for Robin Hood.

  8. In Malaysia you can have the best lawyers, best litigation lawyers and the best defence team but the outcome will be the same as long as the judges are the present crop of indebted judges. It has been demonstrated that judges played the role of prosecutor instead of judging. Judges have also allowed charges to be amended several times in one case. Instead they should have just judged the case based on the charges put forth.

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