16 May '11, 3am

Malaysia court rules credible case against Anwar

Malaysia's High Court ruled Monday that prosecutors have established a credible sodomy case against Anwar Ibrahim , forcing the opposition leader's lawyers to start presenting defense witnesses next month. The ruling dashed Anwar's hopes of an immediate end to a trial that could lead to his imprisonment for up to 20 years. Anwar insists the government concocted the charge that he sodomized a 25-year-old male former aide. Prime Minister Najib Razak and other officials have denied plotting against Anwar. Further trial hearings will distract Anwar as he prepares his three-party opposition alliance for general elections that are widely expected within a year. Najib's ruling coalition is working to regain at least a two-thirds parliamentary majority and recapture several states that Anwar's alliance wrested in 2008 polls. High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah said Monday he bel...

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