Nov 20 Hearing For Government's Application To Strike Out Anwar's Suit On Sodomy Conviction

Last update: 06/10/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 (Bernama) -- The High Court today fixed Nov 20 to hear the Malaysian Government's application to strike out the suit by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his acquittal and release from prison on his sodomy conviction.

Senior federal counsel Nadia Hanim Mohd Tajuddin, representing the government, told reporters that High Court Deputy Registrar Rumaizah Baharom set the date in chambers during case management which was also attended by counsel Shahid Adli Kamarudin, representing Anwar.

Shahid, meanwhile, said the court had also set Nov 16 for case management before the application is heard before Justice Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad.

On May 12, the government filed the application to strike out the suit by the former opposition leader on the grounds that it was an abuse of the court process and had no reasonable cause of action apart from claiming that the lawsuit was against the Constitution and was seditious.

Anwar, who filed the civil suit on April 17 and named the government as the sole defendant also sought for the decision by the Court of Appeal March 7, 2014 and the Federal Court on Feb 10, 2015 be set aside due to the perjured testimony by Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the victim and main prosecution witness.....