Saiful: Appeal against Anwar acquittal shows legal system is fair

(The Malaysian Insider) – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II accuser said today he is thankful that prosecutors had filed an appeal against Anwar’s High Court acquittal of the sodomy charge.

In an immediate response to the filing of the appeal, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan said that it showed that the country’s legal system was fair and efficient.

“My family and I would like to state that with the filing of the notice of appeal, my right to complaint as stated in my 2008 police report has been heard, and (went) through the proper process of justice all the way to the High Court.

“In accordance with the law (it) has been achieved,” he said in a blog posting today.

Saiful said he was thankful to God and accepted the decision by the Attorney-General’s Chambers to appeal the High Court decision.

“I will keep on praying, and keep my patience,” he added.

Prosecutors today filed an appeal against the January 9 acquittal of Anwar on the sodomy charge.

The appeal was filed at 4.30pm at the KL High Court criminal registry.

Deputy registrar Halilah Suboh confirmed the filing of the appeal to reporters here.