Sessions Court judge SM Komathy Suppiah ruled against the prosecution's application to transfer Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's second Sodomy trial to the High Court. She will hear arguments regarding the application in the afternoon.
The judge said that the lower court has the jurisdiction to hear the case, regarding the transfer to a higher court, her decision is a significant victory for Anwar's defence team.
Anwar had objected to the application to transfer the case to the High Court because it was made by the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, who has been accused by Anwar of evidence tampering in an earlier case.
Anwar, a former Malaysian DPM is charged with sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
The honourable judge has upheld the cause of justice in Malaysia, this is indeed a spark of hope.
Justice, democracy and human rights, which are sorely lacking under the UMNO / BN federal government, are still being kept alive until the new Pakatan Rakyat (Peoples Alliance) federal government comes to power.
The sessions Court will resume on Wednesday, 8th October 2008, at 11:00 when the defence will continue submissions objecting to the transfer of the sodomy case to the High Court.
In gremio legis
In the protection of the law