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Anwar denounces sodomy trial as corrupt

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Corruption, Malaysian Politics, Politics by rodziahismailticker on February 2, 2010

By Conor Duffy in Bangkok

Posted 6 hours 20 minutes ago ABC Online

Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim

Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim has labled charges against him as machinations of a corrupt few. (AAP: Dean Lewins, file photo)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has appeared in court on sodomy charges, threatening to subpoena the country’s prime minister.

When entering the court room Anwar labelled the charges against him dirty machinations of a corrupt few.

He claimed the charges were a conspiracy designed to sabotage the political process.

Anwar alleged prime minister Najib Razak met with his accuser shortly before a police report was filed.

He also threatened to subpoena Mr Razak and his wife as witnesses.

Anwar faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

He previously served six years on charges that were later overturned.

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