Anwar Ibrahim trial verdict shames, condemns judiciary

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A crowd gathers outside court today

Horror of horrors! What we feared has come to pass!

A crowd gathers outside court today
A crowd gathers outside court today – Photograph: Charles Santiago

We knew all the while that Anwar’s verdict would defy logic, would shame our judiciary and send us down the path of ignominy in the eyes of the international community.

10 February 2015 will be forever remembered as a day of infamy.

There will be no escaping the verdict of the people come GE14. This unjust and unfair treatment of Anwar will be the undoing of the Barisan Nasional.

The BN should be on notice. Imprisoning Anwar Ibrahim will not safeguard its fortune or future. The BN has brought upon itself its own destruction by hounding this man for almost 17 years. There is a price to pay for it. It will be paid!

The struggle for freedom comes with a price. The struggle for justice comes with sacrifice. This struggle will continue uninterrupted, unperturbed and unimpeded until a new dawn shines on Malaysia with the establishment of a new government.

P Ramakrishnan
Aliran executive committee member
10 February 2015

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P Ramakrishan, the long-serving former president of Aliran who served three and a half decades on our executive committee, has been with Aliran since its inception in 1977. Now an ordinary Aliran member, he continues to highlight issues of public interest to a larger audience.
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Vincent Leong
16 Feb 2015 1.55am

The chief justice said that consensual sex does not make it legal when the issue of Saiful bringing the KY gel with him, then why isn’t Saiful in prison as well?
We all know that the fees by Shafee Abdullah are very high, who is paying his tab? why wasn’t there the public prosecutor? If indeed the government played no part in conspiring with Saiful then who engaged Shafee Abdullah?