DPP not willing to give documents to Anwar

(Bernama) – The prosecution Monday filed a motion to postpone the implementation of the High Court order for the provision of the documents sought by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim before the start of hearing on his sodomy trial.

The notice was filed at the High Court's Criminal Division here at 2 pm, signed by Datuk Nordin Hassan, one of the Deputy Public Prosecutors for the sodomy case.

Also filed with the notice was an immediate recommendation that the case be heard as soon as possible. However, the court had yet to fix a date for the hearing.

On July 16, Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah allowed Anwar's application and ordered the prosecution to supply the documents concerned within seven days.

Another Deputy Public Prosecutor, Shamsul Sulaiman, when asked about the postponement in providing the documents, said the court must hear the application before Thursday because the seven-day deadline would end on that day.

Anwar, 62, was charged with sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful, 24, at a condominium at Bukit Damansara, here on June 26 last year. The court had fixed July 24 for mention of Anwar's application to set aside the sodomy charge against him and the date for mention of the case.