KUALA LUMPUR, 12 June 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s application for the prosecution to provide him with all documents pertaining to his sodomy case will be heard on 22 June.
Anwar’s counsel, SN Nair, said he was notified by the court today that the matter would be heard by High Court judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah.
Anwar filed a notice of motion on 10 June requesting the court to compel the prosecution to provide him with the documents before his sodomy trial on 1 to 24 July.
Among the documents are the original CCTV recordings taken at several locations at the scene of the alleged incident at the Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setia Kasih, Bukit Damansara, from 25 to 27 June last year; the DNA samples; statements from witnesses including the complainant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan; police statements, and several other documents.
He applied to the court to acquit and free him immediately of the sodomy charge or to suspend the proceedings permanently if the public prosecutor did not comply with the court order to supply him with the documents concerned.
Anwar, 61, is charged with sodomising his former personal aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, at Unit 11-5-1, Desa Damansara Condominium, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, here between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on 26 June 2008. — Bernama