Finally, the trial judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah set aside the subpoena filed by Anwar Ibrahim to commit PM Najib and wife Rosmah Mansor to take the witness stand in the on-going Anwar’s sodomy trial. Trial judge reasoned the meeting that Saiful had with Najib/Rosmah before the former had launched a police report is irrelevant to the trial; hence the trial judge allowed Najib/Rosmah’s application and ordered the trial to continue. Najib/Rosmah are now freed of ever being summoned to the court as witness to face the defence at any time during the on-going trial.
This decision may surprise many (for better or for worse) but one has to have faith and trust in our judiciary that the on-going trial will be fair and just. We read the controversies surrounding the judiciary in the past especially that affecting the incumbent AG and the previous IGP, especially of the many allegations made by the former KL CID Chief Mat Zain Ibrahim, that has raised doubts concerning the professional credibility of both the AG and the former IGP, that remains unchallenged by both till this day.
Whatever be the final outcome of Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial, my only hope is to see that the trial will not end up in another ‘Reformasi Movement’ of the kind experienced in 1998.
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