Oct 5 to hear gov't's bid to strike out Anwar's RM9.5m payout claim

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 24 Aug 2017, 11:21 am

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today fixed Oct 5 to hear an application by the government to strike out former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's bid to set aside his Sodomy II conviction, on the grounds that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had purportedly paid RM9.5 million to lawyer Shafee Abdullah, who was the prosecutor in his case.

Anwar's lawyer Shahid Adli Kamarudin and Eric Paulsen said Justice Azizah Nawawi fixed the date during the case management.

According to Shahid, they had asked for a date earlier than Oct 5 but this was objected by the senior federal counsel who appeared for the government...

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