ANOTHER SODOMY CHARGE!
Daro, Malaysia: Right about now, in the national capital of Kuala Lumpur, Opposition leader and adviser to the Pakatan Rakyat Coalition, Anwar Ibrahim is undergoing another trial on charges of sodomy. This time around the victim of his acts is his former aide, Saiful Bukhari Azlan. This is the second time that Anwar was charged with sodomy. If one can still remember, the first time was in 1998. Then, Anwar was charged with sodomising his adopted brother, an Indonesian with the name of Sukma Darmawan.
The first trial was more dramatic than the one going on now at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. Back then Anwar has just been dismissed from the post Deputy Prime Minister, an almost untouchable position here in Malaysia. Anyway, the High Court found him guilty and sentenced him to six years in Prison. Anwar then appealed to the Federal Court, who in turn overturned the High Court’s decision based on technicality.
In their ruling the Judges said that they believed that the incidents happened but the prosecution could not clearly point out when and where it happened. Anwar has tried every tricks in the book to postpone the trial. The Opposition Coalition knew that it can drag on and on. They are pinning on making greater gains and if possible, knocked the National Front from power. Employing endless lists of dramatics, Anwar reiterated that he is hoping to call Najib Razak, the Prime Minister, as a possible witness. However, many observers even here in the remote corner of Malaysia knew that he is facing a much harder battle this time around.