PKR holds roadshow for Anwar ahead of Sodomy 2 verdict

Anwar Ibrahim

Hasbullah Awang Chik, The Malaysian Insider

Ahead of the Sodomy II verdict, PKR is launching a nationwide roadshow for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to meet his supporters.

Its Sungai Petani MP, Datuk Johari Abdul, said the meeting will be held at 10 different locations, where the opposition leader will give his take on problems the country is facing.

“This could be Anwar’s last opportunity to meet the people of Malaysia if he is sent to jail for five or six years,” he said today.

The Federal Court will give its verdict on February 10.

Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria led a five-man bench to hear the appeal which started on October 28 and ended on November 7 last year.

On March 7, the Court of Appeal overturned the January 9, 2012, High Court decision in acquitting Anwar on a charge of sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

He committed the offence at a unit of the Desa Damansara condominium in Bukit Damansara, between 3.10pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

The three-member Court of Appeal panel chaired by Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi sentenced Anwar to five years of jail, but granted him a stay on the sentence pending his appeal to the Federal Court.

Anwar is now on RM10,000 bail in one surety.