The prosecution in the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial today wrapped up its case with the final witness, investigating officer Supt (then DSP) Jude Blacious Pereira, taking the stand.
In his testimony, Pereira provided the links to the chain of evidence the police have secured in its investigation on the opposition leader.
However, the prosecution’s case has been seriously undermined when Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah rejected the alleged DNA evidence which was obtained illegally from Anwar while he was held in a police lock-up.
Zabidin had ruled on Tuesday that the evidence be expunged .
Yesterday former Hospital Kuala Lumpur clinical pathologist Dr Razuin Rahimi testified that complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had told her there was full penetration and that he refused to perform oral sex during the alleged incident.
8.43am: The prosecuting team led by solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden is in court as well as members of the defence team, Param Cumaraswamy and Sankara Nair.
Two big television screens have been erected in court, probably to show certain evidence.
8.52am: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives with wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Lead defence counsel Karpal Singh is seen having a chat with other defence counsel outside.
9.03am: Karpal, who is in a wheelchair, is wheeled into the courtroom. The court is about to start.
9.06am: Court in session with High Court judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah presiding.
9.07am: Investigating officer Jude Blacious Pereira takes his oath. He is attached to Bukit Aman's legal and prosecution division.
Questioned by solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden, he says he is Brickfields CID (Criminal Investigation Department) chief.
9.10am: Pereira says Anwar faces a charge under section 377B following complaint from Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
"I investigated the case," he tells the court.
Saiful called into the courtroom to be identified by Pereira.