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Seeing red, Jamal urges protest against Anwar's 'crazy' US lawyer

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Jamal Md Yunus has urged a rally outside the Federal Court in Putrajaya on Oct 12 to protest against Anwar Ibrahim's US-based lawyer Kimberly Motley.

The Sungai Besar Umno division chief was responding to what he described as Motley's attempt to incite Malaysians to gather in support of the former opposition leader's application to review his sodomy conviction.

He said Motley should respect Malaysia’s laws, instead of acting like a "crazy lawyer".

"She should know that the court has convicted and sentenced Anwar for sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

"Anwar is not a political prisoner, as widely claimed, and the crazy lawyer from America has no right to tarnish Malaysia’s judicial and legal system by inciting the people," added the red shirts movement leader.

Therefore, Jamal said, the people should protest against Motley’s involvement with Anwar’s legal team and force her to return to the United States.

Anwar has appointed the renowned human rights lawyer to assist in a number of cases, including his review of the February 2015 sodomy conviction.

The former opposition leader has always maintained that the sodomy charge, similar to the first against him in 1999, was fabricated by his political rivals.

However, the government has denied this.

Anwar is currently serving a five-year prison sentence.

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