Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Arrest warrant on Anwar over sodomy case, M'sian govt asks for DNA

July 15, 2008

Anwar to meet police on Wednesday, easing tension

KUALA LUMPUR - A lawyer says police have issued an arrest warrant for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in connection with a sodomy accusation by a former male aide.

Counsel Sankara Nair says the police faxed him a letter on Tuesday asking Datuk Seri Anwar to appear at the police station for questioning before 2 pm the following day. He said the letter told him an arrest warrant had been issued for his client, Mr Anwar.

'It is my understanding that the police have applied for, and have been issued, an arrest warrant for Mr Anwar and that we are expecting him to be arrested on Wednesday', he told a press conference.

'But I don't discount him being arrested earlier. It's a matter of execution. After speaking to the investigating officer, I think Mr Anwar will be arrested under the Sodomy Act', he said, adding that a team of lawyers was on standby to apply for bail if necessary.

[What kind of lawyer is this? Don't even know statutes correctly. There is no "Sodomy Act". There is only Section 377A of the Penal Code. Sloppy talk from sloppy thinking from a sloppy lawyer.]

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