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Anwar's Sodomy II challenge over ‘Shafee allegation’ thrown out

The Kuala Lumpur High Court has struck out Anwar Ibrahim's originating summons to set aside his Sodomy II conviction based on Sarawak Report's allegation that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak paid lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah RM9.5 million and that there was no fair trial in the case.

The decision was made by Justice Azizah Nawawi in chambers. She also ordered the former opposition leader to pay RM10,000 in costs to the government.

Justice Azizah said that as an accused person, Anwar was constitutionally entitled to a fair trial at all stages of the judicial process and this included being prosecuted by a counsel who is independent and uninfluenced by a third party through financial inducement...

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