Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Anwar can attend interviews, court rules

Anwar Ibrahim can be present during interviews of witnesses for the defence case in the sodomy trial, but he cannot participate by asking questions.

Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah made the ruling this morning after hearing submissions from the defence and prosecution.

The prosecution had objected to Anwar's presence yesterday, just as interviews were scheduled to be held with former police chief Musa Hassan and former Malacca police chief Mohd Rodhwan Mohd Yusof.

The defence will now be able to interview 10 witnesses today in Anwar's presence, at the Jalan Duta court complex in Kuala Lumpur.

However, the list for today does not include premier Najib Abdul Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor or Musa.

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