Anwar Ibrahim has been charged under Section 377B of the Malaysian Penal Code, which reads:
"Whoever voluntarily commits carnal intercourse against the order of nature shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to whipping."
I understand that this his means Anwar is charged for consensual (voluntary) anal sex (buggery), not for rape, assault or forced anal sex.
Anwar Ibrahim questioned why he was the only one brought to court if he was supposed to have had committed a consensual unnatural sexual act with his former aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan according to Malaysiakini
“If it is consensual, why was I the only one being charged?"
"This is a political persecution,” he was reported to have said after he is released on a RM20,000 personal bond.
Diligite justitiam, o judices terrae
- Cherish justice, o judges of the earth