Sunday, June 14, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's application for the court to provide him with all documents pertaining to his sodomy case will be heard on June 22.
His lawyer Sankara Nair filed a notice of motion with the High Court Registry on Wednesday, claiming that the Attorney-General’s Chambers had not provided the defence counsel with the necessary documents for them to prepare their defence.
In the application, Anwar requested for the the entire CCTV recordings, DNA samples, chemist notes, witness statements, including that of complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, medical reports and all other relevant evidence.
The Opposition Leader also applied for the court to acquit and discharge him of the sodomy charge or to suspend the proceedings permanently if the prosecution did not comply with the court order to supply him with the documents.
Anwar is on trial for allegedly sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful in Bukit Damansara June 26 last year.
Leading the prosecution is Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden.
The trial proper will be heard by Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah from July 1 to 24.