Friday, March 7, 2014
Anwar Calls the Courts '‘PANDIKUTTY‘ (piglets)”
The case have moved very slowly since last year due to many delays associated with Anwar's defense team as well as his schedules.
Earlier, there were speculations that DS Anwar's Kajang Move was to help act as a buffer against the ongoing court case.
PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim accused the federal government of attempting to end his political career by using the judiciary.
Speaking at the launch of the PAS election machinery in Taman Sri Jenaris last night, Anwar said that the courts have ruled that the judgement for his sodomy trial would be finalised this week.
“My lawyer, Karpal Singh informed me that the courts have ruled that the judgment for my cases will be concluded this week.
“Since when do the courts pass judgments on cases for the entire week? They are all ‘pandikutty‘ (piglets)”, said Anwar, who is also PKR’s candidate for the Kajang by-election.
He was referring to his sodomy trial, which will be heard tomorrow by the Court of Appeal.
In January last year, the Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted Anwar on charge of sodomising his former aide, Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
The matter was taken up to the Court of Appeal, with Anwar failing three times to disqualify Umno linked lawyer, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah from taking charge as lead prosecutor to the case.
Anwar, who is also the Opposition Leader, also accused the Election Commission (EC) of attempting to make things difficult for him to contest in the Kajang by-election.
“March 11 is the nomination day. It is also the day I have to address the Parliament as the opposition leader.
“It is also the day the court will deliver its judgment on Karpal Singh,” he said.
Karpal, who is also Anwar lawyer, was found guilty for sedition by the High Court last week for his comment against the Perak ruler, Sultan Azlan Shah at the height of the Perak state government take over in 2009.
On related matter, PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution echoed Anwar’s claims saying, “The courts fixed March 6 and 7 for judgement. BN knows it cannot defeat Anwar via the ballot box so they are resorting to the judiciary to do the job.”
The Kajang state seat fell vacant following the resignation of assemblymen Lee Chin Cheh of PKR on Jan 27. The EC had set March 11 for nomination and March 23 for the polls.
Also joining the race for Kajang are MCA vice president Chew Mei Fun, former PKR leader Zaid Ibrahim and former dangdut singer Herman Tino have also shown interest in contesting.