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I was defending judiciary with Anwar roadshow, Shafee says

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told the Court of Appeal today the reason why he held talks and gave interviews after PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s 2015 sodomy conviction was to protect the judiciary.

This came about, Shafee said, after “attacks” on the judiciary at the time from Anwar, as well as former presidents of the Malaysian Bar, Christopher Leong and Ambiga Sreenevasan.

He cited Anwar’s (photo) statement form the dock during the latter’s sentencing, where the opposition leader criticised the judiciary, and was not stopped by his lawyer Gopal Sri Ram...

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