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Anwar challenges sodomy conviction in light of Shafee allegation

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim today filed an originating summons in his latest bid to set aside his conviction for Sodomy II following the allegation that appointed senior lawyer cum prosecutor Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received RM9.5 million from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Anwar named the government as the sole respondent in the application.

He is seeking a declaration that his conviction for sodomy under Section 377B of the Penal Code by the Court of Appeal on March 14, 2014, as null and void, and ultra vires of Article 5(1) of the Federal Constitution regarding liberty of a person...

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