Court allows Anwar to testify, despite objection from gov't

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Jailed PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has been allowed to appear as a witness in a defamation suit filed by his daughter, Nurul Izzah, despite objection from the government.

High Court judge Faizah Jamaluddin made the ruling today after hearing submissions from Nurul's lead counsel Sivarasa Rasiah and senior federal counsel Nor Mastura Ayob when the hearing resumed at 3pm.

"Having heard submissions from both counsel, I have decided that the evidence he (Anwar) will be submitting is relevant and so the hearing can proceed (to call Anwar as a witness)," the judge said...

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