Anwar will be in court today – facing the sodomy charges. PKR supporters are fearful that he would be hauled up to jail if the court refuse his bail. Malaysiakini reported PKR warned that street protest could break out if that happen.
UPDATED. News reports said the Kuala Lumpur sessions court on Wednesday postponed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to Sept 24 to allow the prosecution and defence time to prepare arguments on transferring the case to the High Court.
The prosecution had applied for the case to be transferred to the high court. However Anwar’s lawyers objected to the transfer. Anwar arrived at the court complex at 9.30am in a black Mazda MPV. He was accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, daughter and lawyer Sankara Nair.
Speaking to reporters, Anwar said: “I’m not sure what will happen in court today. I hope bail would not be withheld. There is no basis for the charge in the first place so why talk about the bail?”
His lawyer Sankara said: “If the DPP wants to deny Anwar bail, they’ll have to apply and we will respond. The same goes for transferring the case to another court.”