Anwar fails in yet another bid set aside Sodomy II conviction

Modified 12 Mar 2018, 9:51 am

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today dismissed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's suit filed in a fresh bid to set aside his second sodomy conviction which was upheld by the Federal Court and for which he was jailed five years.

Justice Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamed in her decision allowed the application by the government to strike out of the suit saying Anwar's application to set aside the conviction and sentence was “frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of the court process”.

Anwar had sought to set aside his conviction and sentence on the grounds that the government had relied on fraudulent testimony to secure his conviction.

Justice Nik Hasmat ordered Anwar to pay RM5,000 costs.

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