Saiful-Farah Scandal

The World watches as Malaysia, with the help of Barisan, make a fool of itself in a nonsensical Sodomy Trial of Anwar. As expected one will need another lie to cover up the first lie, and on and on it the shaming of itself develops into more shits being exposed. Next coming up of Saiful-Farah Scandal.

KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution and defence teams are expected to lock horns over the star witness when Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial resumes tomorrow.

The defence wants Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan to be recalled to the stand to answer the allegation of his sexual relationship with deputy public prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif.

Freedom Malaysia Today learnt that the defence team had written to Solicitor-General II Mohamed Yusof last week asking that Saiful be called in again. However, there has been no response.

A source said if the court agreed to recall Saiful, then Farah would also be summoned to be identified by the former.

When approached for confirmation, lead counsel Karpal Singh declined to reveal the details, saying it would not be proper to disclose the defence's strategy at this stage.

However, he stressed that the Saiful-Farah episode had tarnished the prosecution's integrity.

"In fact for Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail to come up with a statement on this issue shows something,” he said.

In an unprecedented move, Gani issued a press statement on Tuesday confirming that Farah had been dropped from the prosecution team and the prosecution division of the A-G's Chambers.

He also downplayed her role in the prosecution team, saying that it was confined to taking down notes of the proceedings and that she had no access to the investigation papers.

Doc to be grilled as well

Meanwhile, Karpal confirmed that he would be in court tomorrow although he had yet to fully recover from a lung infection.

Initially, the trial was set to resume on July 19 but was postponed after Karpal went on a two-week medical leave where he was hospitalised at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).

Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah allowed the postponement after the defence team assured that the trial would resume on Aug 2 even without Karpal's presence. The trial is scheduled fron Aug 2 to Aug 30.

In another development, the defence team is also expected to grill Kuala Lumpur Hospital general surgeon Dr Mohd Razali Ibrahim over his testimony regarding the chemist's report on samples taken from Saiful's anus which showed that penetration took place.

Razali, the second prosecution witness after Saiful, had told the court that the clinical report done by him and two other doctors on July 13, 2008, stated that there were no conclusive findings of penetration because it was prepared without the sample analysis from the Chemistry Department.

However, an exhibit tendered in court clearly stated that the chemist's report was received by Razali and the other doctors on July 11, 2008.

The report stated:

* No detectable alcohol and other common drugs in the blood sample from the patient

* Presence of semen on swabs B5, B7, B8 and B9 (samples taken by Razali)

* No foreign source DNA from swabs taken

* A mixture of male DNA types from swab B5

* Male DNA types from two individuals from swabs B7, B8 and B9.

The anal examination on Saiful revealed that there were no scars or fissures on the external area of the anus or any sign of recent injuries.
During his testimony on June 3, Razali, who was shown the chemist's report for the first time, told the court that based on his clinical findings and the report before him, he could confirm that there was penetration.
He also told the court that sodomy could occur without causing any injuries.
Kuala Lumpur, Jul 28 (AP) A Malaysian prosecutor reportedly having an affair with the man who accused opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy has been removed from Anwar's trial in a twist that lawyers warned today could undermine the prosecution's integrity.

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail was reported as saying late yesterday that deputy public prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif has been removed not because she is guilty of any wrongdoing, but to protect the credibility of the eight-man prosecution team in Anwar's trial.
The online Malaysia Today news portal recently reported a romantic link between Farah and Saiful Bukhari Azlan, a male former aide whose sodomy accusations against Anwar have been dismissed by the opposition leader as a government plot to thwart his political bloc.

"We take it seriously and there is no compromise whatsoever on matters of etiquette," Gani was reported as saying by the local media

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