13 December 2017
Dr Mahathir, US lawyer Kimberley Motley jointly call for
Dr M calls for ‘prisoner of conscience’ Anwar’s immediate release
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the immediate release of his heir-apparent-turned-nemesis-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim from prison.
The former premier made the call in a joint statement with US-based human rights lawyer Kimberly Motley.
…Mahathir now considers Anwar a political prisoner and prisoner of conscience who has endured more than 34 months in prison.
6 November 2017
Anwar Ibrahim: 1,000th Day as Political Prisoner
1000 days Anwar Ibrahim in Prison. In shaa Allah i always stand with him. You will be free soon!
November 6, 2017
Nurul Izzah: Countdown for Anwar’s release starts now
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leaders and supporters gathered outside Parliament at 8pm tonight before marching to Dataran Merdeka in solidarity with Anwar Ibrahim who had spent 1,000 days in prison.
Anwar’s wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was joined by her daughter and PKR’s vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar.
Other Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders present included DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, PKR vice-president Tian Chua, Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah, PAS’ Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke, PPBM’s Kharuddin Abu Hassan, and Amanah communications director Khalid Samad.
Together with a small group of 150 people, they took pictures outside Parliament grounds and proceeded to march to Dataran Merdeka.
At Dataran Merdeka, PH leaders took turns to speak about Anwar.
Wan Azizah said Anwar had called her yesterday as he was allowed one phone call a week.
“He told me he was in pain and it was hard for him to do anything.
“He said it was even difficult to write or brush his teeth because of the pain. This is his sacrifice for us to have a better future,” she said.
Nurul Izzah said although Anwar was jailed, he always reminded the family to defend the people and to raise issues about the country’s economy.
“Despite threats of imprisonment, he never ran away from Malaysia.
“Those who jailed him have to be ashamed for being cowards because they are scared of the truth.
“The winds of change are coming; we start the countdown to his release now.
“We hope he comes out before his June release date,” she said.
Tian Chua said Anwar’s 1,000 days in prison were significant in his struggle against the corrupt.
“What I went through in prison can’t compare with what he has gone through and we all hope he is released as soon as possible.
“We all sympathise with what he and Wan Azizah has gone through.”
Khalid Samad said Anwar was the icon of political struggle against the corrupt.
“He is a principled leader that never sold out to escape imprisonment.
“We will always be with Anwar in his struggle against the corrupt.
“If we don’t win the next GE (general election), we will all be jailed. This is why we have to ensure victory in the upcoming GE,” he said.
Anwar’s constant stream messages from prison had previously raised the ire of the Prisons Department.
Journalists have also taken the opportunity to ambush Anwar to ask questions, as he is regularly taken to court to attend several ongoing court proceedings, including defamation cases.
This had led the Prisons Department to place him under strict guard.
17 October 2017
Anwar’s Deepavali note from Sungai Buloh prison
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has released a Deepavali note from Sungai Buloh prison.
In the message released through his party, Anwar likened the message of Deepavali, the triumph of good over evil, to the struggle against the government.
“This carries a deep meaning for all of us; we are governed by a political coalition that has utterly lost all moral authority.
“The people face the consequences of the BN’s failures and indifference; rising living and fuel costs, burdensome taxes such as the goods and services tax, and economic stagnation,” he said in the statement.
16 July 2016
Terima kasih banyak-banyak abang Anwar
Anwar Ibrahim harus serah pada Allah dan yang selebihnya rakan Pakatan Harapan akan perjuangkan untuk mencapai matlamat pembebasannya.
Oleh Khairuddin Abu Hassan
Saya sekali lagi dengan penuh rendah diri ingin mengangkat topi serta mengucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di atas segala sokongan beliau kepada penubuhan parti baharu yang sedang ditunjangi Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Saya amat komited serta sokong penuh dengan mana-mana daya usaha ke arah untuk membebaskan Anwar dari penjara Sungai Buloh.
Insya-Allah, pertamanya Anwar harus serah pada Allah dan yang selebihnya akan saya bersama semua rakan Pakatan Harapan perjuangkan untuk mencapai matlamat pembebasannya.
Saya berdoa Anwar dianugerahkan kesihatan terbaik dan bersabar sikit saja lagi.
Dengan izin Allah saya amat yakin tidak lama lagi hasrat untuk membebaskan beliau dari penjara akan menjadi realiti. Amin.
Sekali lagi; terima kasih banyak-banyak abang Anwar di atas segala rangsangan yang diberikan kepada kami untuk berpakat secara tulen dan mantap bagi merealisasikan agenda tawan Putrajaya.
Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan ialah bekas naib ketua Umno Bahagian Batu Kawan.
Di atas kepercayaan kebebasan bersuara tanpa wasangka, FMT cuba untuk berkongsi pandangan dengan pihak ketiga. Artikel yang disiarkan ini adalah pandangan peribadi penulis dan tidak mempunyai kaitan dengan FMT
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Anwar Ibrahim, Prisoner of Conscience!
6 July 2016
anwaribrahim: RT BebasAnwar: 1 Syawal 1419H (tahun 1999): Suasana Aidilfitri di kediaman DSAI. Tahun ini Aidilfi…
anwaribrahim: Rakaman “Jom! Raya Bersama Anwar” yang berlangsung semalam di Penjara Sungai Buloh. Selamat Hari Ray
Memotong lemang biar dari daunnya Harith, tht’s not a samurai sword! Takbir raya d hadapan
23 June 2016
Rakyat Malaysia merindui kepimpinan Anwar Ibrahim
5 June 2016: 482nd day at Jalan Harapan.
Calon Amanah, Azhar Ab Shukor mengaminkan doa sebelum berarak bagi proses penamaan calon. – Foto Sinar Harian
anwaribrahim: RT BebasAnwar: Alhamdullilah. Nuha gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 3.55kg at 2.31am. (DSAI…
anwaribrahim: RT BebasAnwar: Barakallah. Cucu Ramadhan Kak Wan & DSAI.
4 June 2016
Sabtu, 4 Jun 2016 481 hari Anwar Ibrahim ditahan sebagai tahanan politik.
3 June 2016
20 May 2016
Jumaat, 20 Mei 2016 466 hari Anwar Ibrahim ditahan sebagai tahanan politik.
DSAI dilantik Pemangku Perdana Menteri.
Antara kerja yang dilakukan dalam 2 bulan sebagai pemangku PM ialah “menyalahgunakan” kedudukannya untuk membanteras rasuah. Malangnya, ini telah mengakibatkan kemarahan beberapa pihak. #BebasAnwar
DSAI dilantik pemangku Perdana Menteri semasa ketiadaan Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang bercuti ke Eropah.
DSAI telah menggunakan peluang ini untuk menggandakan usaha memerangi rasuah. Pindaan Akta Pencegahan Rasuah membolehkan siasatan dibuat ke atas penjawat awam yang mendapat harta benda di luar kemampuan, meskipun sudah bersara sehingga 10 tahun. Jelas, ini tindakan yang amat bertentangan dengan prinsip “Jadi Pak Turut Jangan Cabar Pemimpin” yang menjiwai UMNO .
Kegigihan & usaha DSAI lawan rasuah & menyelamatkan kepentingan negara telah menyebabkan beberapa pihak rasa tidak senang hati. Lantaran itu, Anwar dipecat. #BebasAnwar
DSAI appointed Acting Prime Minister in Mahathir Mohamad’s absence.
He made full use of the opportunity to double efforts against corruption. As a result of the amendments, civil servants who have accumulated wealth beyond their means can be investigated up to 10 years even after leaving office. This effort is very much against UMNO’s “Yes Man” & “Dont Challenge Leaders” principles.
DSAI’s persistence & struggles against corruption obviously did not bold well with certain leaders. In the end, he was sacked. #FreeAnwar
18 May 2016
Anwar’s family files judicial review for physical contact in prison visits
The family of jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has filed an application for judicial review to allow physical contact between the family and him during prison visits.
They have named Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and two others as the respondents.
Free Malaysia Today
Anwar goes to Court on being deprived ‘physical contact’
Anwar wants to quash the order made by the director of Sungai Buloh Prison on March 14 in rejecting him having physical contact with family members.
KUALA LUMPUR: Jailed Opposition Chief Anwar Ibrahim challenged, on Wednesday, the Prisons Department and the government’s decision to deprive him of physical contact with family members.
Anwar, his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, four daughters and four grandchildren are seeking to quash the order made by the director of Sungai Buloh Prison on March 14 in rejecting him having physical contact with family members.
They also want an order compelling the prison director to allow Anwar physical contact with family members throughout his imprisonment.
Their lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said the judicial review was filed at the High Court registry at 11am, with Anwar and his family naming the director of Sungai Buloh Prison, the commissioner-general of prison and Home Minister as respondents.
“He sent a letter to the Sungai Buloh director on March 2 to ask for human contact during family visits. It was rejected in a letter on March 14,” she said.
In Anwar’s affidavit, he complained that during visits by his family, he was separated from them by a glass panel. “This (glass panel) stops me from having physical contact with my family,” he said. “We can only speak through a phone.”
Anwar described the denial of human contact as cruel. “This caused suffering and pain for me and my family,” he complained. The experience traumatized him, he added.
Anwar disclosed that his grandsons, Sulaimaan Mohamad Khairul and Yahya Mohamad Khairul, refused to come close to the prison phone or wave or greet him through the glass partition.
Anwar launches legal bid to be allowed physical contact with family http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/146347/anwar-launches-legal-bid-be-allowed-physical-contact-family …
10 May 2016
Anwar rushed to hospital from jail
Anwar Ibrahim has unstable high blood pressure, says lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Opposition de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has been rushed to hospital due to high blood pressure, according to his lawyer, Sivarasa Rasiah.
“Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been rushed to the hospital due to unstable high blood pressure,” wrote Sivarasa in a Facebook post tonight.
“Let us pray for him.”
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 will be Anwar Ibrahim’s 100th Day in prison.
KUALA LUMPUR — Anwar Ibrahim’s family and supporters will gather next Wednesday (May 20) outside Sungai Buloh Prison in a show of solidarity with the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader jailed for sodomy, his daughter Ms Nurul Nuha Anwar said today (May 15).
Ms Nurul Nuha said the planned gathering outside it to mark Anwar’s 100th day behind bars.
“We call everyone to join us on that day in unison to protest against this unjust incarceration,” she told reporters here after attending a court hearing where Anwar was present.
The gathering will be held from 8pm to 11pm, she said.
The prison department vehicles outside Anwar Ibrahim‘s late father’s house.Heavy security as Anwar pays last respects
Anwar semasa dlm tahanan – 3 April 2001: Ibunya Yan & 5 April 2015: Bapanya Ibrahim A.Rahman pula meninggal dunia 😦 “
SOLAT Zuhur dan solat jenazah kepada ayahanda DS
@anwaribrahim sebelum dikebumikan selepas ini Al fatihah
* Anwar Ibrahim Kehilangan Ayah, Saat Meringkuk Dalam Penjara http://dlvr.it/9FvpTx
Sunday April 5, 2015 MYT 1:37:50 PM
PKR thanks Zahid Hamidi for allowing Anwar to attend dad’s funeral
KAJANG: PKR thanked Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the Prisons Department for allowing Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to pay his last respects to his father who passed away today morning.
“It is the right thing to do. Both his parents passed away when he was in prison and the prisons department allowed him to visit them,” said the party’s secretary-general Rafizi Ramli.
Anwar who was escorted by prison guards, arrived at his father’s residence here at around 10.40am.
Ibrahim’s remains will be brought home to Country Heights, Kajang today to be buried at the Sg Ramal cemetery this evening at zohor. Anwar is due to arrive before noon. Malaysiakini 9:00AM Apr 5, 2015
Anwar Ibrahim to attend father’s funeral today
The father of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim passed away in the early hours of the morning, according to PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Wan Azizah when contacted by Malaysiakini confirmed that Anwar will be allowed to attend his father’s funeral in Kajang today.
“The home minister has given permission, but we are not sure what time he would be allowed to come out,” she said. “The lawyers are working out the details,” she added.
Wan Azizah said she is cutting short her trip in Penang and on the way home to Kajang now to make preparations for the funeral. She said she was told about her father-in-law Ibrahim Abdul Rahman’s passing at about2am this morning, after he died at about1.45am at Serdang Hospital.
Sunday April 5, 2015 MYT 9:47:49 AM
Anwar Ibrahim’s father passes away
PETALING JAYA: The father of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim passed away at 1.45am on Sunday, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. In a Facebook post, Dr Wan Azizah said that the remains of her father-in-law Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman will be brought to Lot 459, Pinggir Pelangi Pagi, Country Heights, Kajang.
According to the PKR president, he is expected to be buried at Sg Ramal Muslim cemetery after Zohor prayers.
She said that when Anwar’s mother died, he was also in prison.
In prison, Anwar reacquaints with the Bard: Allowed three books at a time, his first preferences are the Quran… http://bit.ly/1F1bjut
COMMENT A reform-questing politician striving against great odds must allow the worst of what he has to face pass through his soul, as if he is grinding sausage. With Anwar Ibrahim, now in his third spell of incarceration in a near 50-year political career, the buffer against the shrivelling effects of the grind is reading. … For an inkling of the entelechy that drives his life, Anwar’s aides reveal that the next book from his home library he has requested is Robert Blake’s acclaimed 1966 biography of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), the outsider who became prime minister of Britain. Disraeli, a writer who aspired – and successfully made – the transition to the activism of the political arena, is owner of that luminous phrase, “the top of the greasy pole.” That was how he described his arrival at the post of PM of Britain. Anwar’s climb up the “greasy pole” in his own country has stalled, now that he is in the Sungai Buloh Prison. But, it is not certain that this halt is terminal. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/289800?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter —-
@anwaribrahim turns ard to smile at the public gallery
Anwar Ibrahim is out of prison today. In KL High Court for a defamation case against Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.
Anwar Ibrahim arrived in the KL High Court room to give evidence in the trial of a defamation suit filed by him against Foreign Minister. …
@anwaribrahim,family go into separate room.This is first time they’re seeing him outside jail since he was convicted of sodomy a week ago …
@anwaribrahim greets friends and family, shakes hands of supporters who clamor to see him, asks one lawyer, “are you feeling better?”
DS Anwar Ibrahim tiba di Mahkamah Tinggi KL bagi beri keterangan dalam perbicaraan kes saman fitnah terhadap Menteri Luar
11:59AM Feb 16, 2015
No Internet for Anwar, assures Prisons Dept
The Prisons Department has taken to Twitter to assure the public that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will not enjoy any Internet facilities in Sungai Buloh prison. This comes after Anwar’s Facebook and Twitter accounts continue to be updated despite the opposition leader being imprisoned since last Tuesday. “There are no Internet facilities for Anwar Ibrahim in jail. Anyone can operate his Facebook or Twitter from outside,” it said in a posting on the social media platform. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/289418?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter — 4TH NIGHT OF VIGIL FOR ANWAR: 14 February 2015 Prince of goReng
@rahimikarim 54 minutes ago
Patutnya buatlah kat Sg Buloh tu, kesian kat
@anwaribrahim sorg2 dlm sel
Vigil at sg buloh..
— Raja Bomoh Halau Hantu Raya Cuba Bunuh Anwar Ibrahim Di Sungai Buloh http://youtu.be/0FjCiSGcZA8 — Malay Mail Online
Through same glass partition, Anwar’s family sees shades of 1998 during first prison visit
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — Forty-five minutes was all the time that was given to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s family today when they visited him for the first time since he began his prison sentence on Tuesday. They were separated by a glass wall, unable to hold, touch or even hug Anwar, who already looked gaunt and thinner, just three days into his five-year term. For his eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, the short visit reignited painful memories of 1998, when family members were similarly not allowed physical contact with Anwar. “It is too much of a déjà vu. One that we would not want to wish on anyone,” she told Malay Mail Online moments after they left the Sungai Buloh prison. “We are relieved to see him, but I cannot stress how it pains (us) to find ourselves back in the same glass meeting room of 1999 to 2004. Fate sometimes has a cruel twist, but we trust in God’s wisdom and remain proud to be Anwar’s children,” she added. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/through-same-glass-partition-anwars-family-sees-shades-of-1998-during-first —
When asked about his physical and mental condition, Ms Nurul Izzah said her father appeared to be in “high spirits” but had already begun losing weight as he has been fasting — something he also did during his imprisonment for his first sodomy case. The PKR vice-president added that even behind bars, her father “remains committed to the struggle” of Pakatan Rakyat (PR). http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/anwars-family-given-45-minutes-him — NIGHT VIGILS QUESTION: HOW LONG CAN THEY KEEP THIS UP? — 3RD NIGHT OF VIGIL FOR ANWAR: 13 February 2015 che’GuBard SAMM
@chegubard 52 seconds ago
Azmin xbagi 1hari pun Anwar xdipenjara..dia pernah cakap nak runtuh tembok penjara.. tp ni nak masuk 4 hari senyap je
“Di Penjara Sg Buloh mlm ini, Solidariti ” Padan kemain traffic jam sg buloh tadi
@hafizshasim: Apahal la pulak Raja Bomoh depan Penjara Sg Buloh ni… ” HE’S BACK!
Knape tu? Menurun ke? RT
@KayroolAmikie: Dia buat dah… Lokasi : Depan Penjara Sg Buloh
@rafiziramli FREE ANWAR. Vigil Night 2 outside Penjara Sungai Buloh happening now.
We Are at penjara Sg Buloh now. Vigil for Anwar 2
We Are at penjara Sg Buloh now. Vigil for Anwar
xavierjayakumar: Outside Sg Buloh prison “fahmi_fadzil: .xavierjayakumar sdg berucap “
Candle vigil infront of penjara Sg.buloh
Depan Penjara Sg Buloh
Perhimpunan aman di depan penjara sg buloh
March 2 freedom. At Penjara Sg Buloh.
Heavy police and prison security presence outside Sg Buloh prison, as 250
#anwar supporters hold candlelight vigil —
Di Penjara Sg Buloh sekarang. Solidariti untuk Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Solidarity for DS Anwar Ibrahim, candle light vigil outside Sungai Buluh Prison
Wednesday February 11, 2015 MYT 9:25:00 PM
Anwar supporters hold vigil outside Sungai Buloh prison
SUNGAI BULOH: Supporters holding lit candles converged outside the Sungai Buloh prison in a show of protest against the Federal Court’s decision to convict Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. A band of prison officers in riot gear greeted the almost 150 supporters who gathered on Jalan Harapan, outside the prison complex, on Wednesday night. PKR vice-president Tian Chua said Pakatan Rakyat would continue to hold candlelight vigils every night to demand for Anwar’s release.
15 minutes till scheduled candlelight vigil for
@anwaribrahim outside Sg Buloh prison but still looks quiet here
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar urged PKR today to call off its plan to hold nightly vigils outside the Sungai Buloh prison, telling party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that the police have more important matters to attend to than to keep watch over her husband’s supporters. According to an Astro Awani report, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said he will instruct his officers to negotiate a cancellation with PKR, which has rallied all Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters to kick off the first of the vigils at 8.30pm tonight. “When they gather, the police have to allocate resources for monitoring. If the gathering goes on, we will have to use a lot of resources to ensure things stay peaceful. “The police have much more important things to do than take care of Wan Azizah and her people outside the jail. I hope she will think rationally in this matter,” the IGP was quoted saying. Khalid also pointed out that Dr Wan Azizah had not applied for a permit to hold the gathering. “An assembly must be held in a suitable place. In this case, the gathering will not only obstruct traffic but the work of the Prisons Department’s staff as well. “For a permit to be approved, the venue must give their permission, based on the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012,” he reportedly told Astro Awani. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/call-off-anwar-vigil-cops-have-better-things-to-do-igp-tells-pkr — Malaysiakini 12:50PM Feb 11, 2015
Anwar will be ‘out’ on Tuesday
Despite being slapped with a five-year’ jail sentence for sodomy, PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is expected to make a public appearance at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Tuesday, exactly a week after yesterday’s controversial verdict. This was confirmed by his lawyer J Leela to Malaysiakini today. Anwar will be brought back to testify in his RM100 million defamation suit against Foreign Minister Anifah Aman. Besides Leela, Anwar’s other counsel for the case will be Razlan Hadri Zulkifli. Anwar has been asked to give his testimony again following a claim by Anifah in his defence that he (Anifah) was offered RM100 million to persuade several BN federal lawmakers from Sabah to crossover to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat in the much-hyped Sept 16, 2008 saga. The jailed opposition leader will be questioned specifically on this allegation alone before the case is closed for submissions as decided during court proceedings last month. Ironically, the person representing Anifah is Anwar’s nemesis who appeared at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, senior lawyer Muhammd Shafee Abdullah who represented the Attorney-General in the Sodomy II trial. … The PKR de facto leader filed the defamation suit against Anifah on May 27, 2009, following Anifah’s press conference in Washington with then US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. He alleged Anwar attempted to buy over several MPs and had offered him the deputy prime minister’s post. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/288938 —
Nightly prison vigils for Anwar start tomorrow
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, “We encourage the public to take part in the solidarity vigil outside the prison starting tomorrow.” …
10:31PM Feb 10, 2015
Nightly prison vigils for Anwar start tomorrow
PKR is eschewing its trademark mega rallies and will instead hold nightly solidarity vigils outside Sungai Buloh prison where PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is detained for sodomy. … “(We will be there for) as long as people want to do it,” Anwar’s wife and party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. “We encourage the public to take part in the solidarity vigil outside the prison starting tomorrow,” she told a press conference at the PKR headquarters. In a deja vu of Anwar’s first sodomy conviction in 2009, the couple’s daughter Nurul Nuha will announce details of a ‘March to Freedom’ tomorrow. Their eldest Nurul Izzah, now Lembah Pantai MP, campaigned hard for her father’s freedom despite being only a teenager when Anwar first went to jail. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/288904 — Retweeted 397 times
“Allah is my witness. I will fight on for freedom and justice and I will never surrender!”
— On 10 February 2015, Anwar Ibrahim went to prison. Again. For how long? SODOMY2 – Federal Court affirms 5-year jail for Anwar Ibrahim 1.57PM: Justice Arifin says the five-year jail sentence imposed by the Court of Appeal will not be enhanced. http://live.malaysiakini.com/mobile/ —
@anwaribrahim in your prayers tonight
Kak Wan hantar pakaian dan bekalan ubat untuk Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. This makes me cry.
— Malaysiakini 8:42PM Feb 10, 2015
‘Hope’ cannot be jailed in Jalan Harapan
COMMENT His critics call him a false messiah and a charlatan but his supporters herald him as the hope of this nation. So it is ironic that the road which leads to the Sungai Buloh prison is called Jalan Harapan. Once again, the fortified prison gates opened this evening to ‘welcome’ its most famous inmate, one that has rattled the powers-that-be for a decade-and-a-half. In the past, Anwar Ibrahim spent five years languishing behind its walls from which he continued to pose a threat to the ruling elite. It was here that the idea for PKR was conceived. So while concrete and steel could contain his physical existence, they however failed to incarcerate his spirit and mind. Imprisoning him would not halt the momentum which he triggered following his sacking in 1998. He dismissal from the government made the biggest crack in the fortress called BN, and he demolished the myth that the ruling coalition was indestructible. As his lead counsel Gopal Sri Ram argued, this man made immense contributions to the democratisation of this nation. … For his diehard supporters, the candle of hope lit by Anwar cannot be extinguished even if he is put behind bars. On the contrary, his current sentence could prove to be catastrophic for BN given the widespread perception that the judges were executing the bidding of their political masters. .. Anwar is synonymous with the word tenacious, a fact that even his opponents admit to, albeit while gritting their teeth. Many an opportunity had arose for him to flee this predicament and seek asylum abroad. But he chose to remain on Malaysian soil. Such is the nature of the man, who since his days as a student leader, has been a fighter right down to the bone. … And so for those who believe that the sun has set on the opposition leader, they might still be in for a surprise. In or out of a cage, a tiger is still a tiger. To quote Anwar’s scathing speech from the dock this afternoon: “I have fought most of my life […] My struggle will continue, wherever I am sent and whatever is done to me.” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/288899 —
Wan Azizah: This is my husband’s sacrifice
I will never surrender – Anwar Ibrahim
#keputusanDSAI Kenderaan bawa Dtk Seri Anwar Ibrahim masuk ke dlm kawasan Penjara Sungai Buloh Pix Zulfadhli Zulkifli
U.S. Embassy Statement on the Conviction of Anwar Ibrahim
February 10, 2015
The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the rejection of Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal and his conviction. The United States has followed the trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim closely. The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar, and his trial, have raised serious concerns regarding the rule of law and the independence of the courts. The United States and Malaysia have a strong partnership, and in the context of this relationship, we have regularly raised our serious concerns regarding the Anwar case with Malaysian officials and emphasized that fairness, transparency, and the rule of law are essential to promote confidence in Malaysia’s judicial system and democracy.
Anwar Ibrahim tells family and supporters after the judgment: “See you in some years” shttp://ow.ly/IN2KK
Judges walk out as Anwar accuses them of ‘murder’
1.35PM: Following his request, Anwar is allowed to address the court. He says that he will accept the decision and remain patient. “I maintain my innocence and that it is a political conspiracy to stop me,” he adds. Anwar also refers to the PMO statement, which was issued before sentencing. 1.38PM: The judges chose to leave the bench when Anwar raised the issue of political conspiracy, and criticised them for “bowing to their political masters”. “You could have carved your names. But in bowing to the dictates of your political masters, you have become partners in the murder of the judiciary. You chose to remain on the dark side,” he adds, prompting Justice Arifin to tell him to stop. When Anwar refused, the judges left. However, the opposition leader continues speaking in a loud tone, vowing that he will continue to fight for justice and freedom. “I will not surrender.” http://live.malaysiakini.com/mobile/ —
Live updates: “I will never surrender,” said Anwar in his final riposte to the panel of Justices from the dock…. http://fb.me/4m1daeNlo …
Anwar to public gallery: “To my friends, fellow Malaysians, I thank you for your support.”
#AnwarVerdict … @anwaribrahim: “In bowing to the political powers, you have effectively murdered the judiciary. You chose to remain on the dark side.”
#AnwarSodomy2: Anwar reiterates- “I will not be silenced, I will continue to fight.”
#AnwarSodomy2: “Allahuakbar” shouts the courtroom. Anwar delivers his speech. Now waiting for judges to come back. —
12.53PM: Anwar tells his grandchildren to concentrate on their studies, while an ashen-faced Wan Azizah says the family must remain strong.
1.18PM: Some 1,000 Anwar supporters have now gathered at the back entrance, chanting ‘Reformasi’ and ‘Hidup Anwar’
#AnwarSodomy2: Some of the Pro-Anwar supporters are angered by the verdict, though most remained calm.
#AnwarSodomy2: Behind the Federal Court, Pro-Anwar supporters chanting “Bebas Bebas Nebas Anwar”.
… Reaksi Penyokong-Penyokong Di Putrajaya
Anwar’s supporters march from shaded area to entrance while shouting “Reformasi”
Sodomy II: Rafizi denies sending SMS calling for crowd violence http://fw.to/W5nYAeb
PETALING JAYA: PKR has denied ordering the supporters to break through the barricade erected in front of the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya, where the verdict on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy charges was being delivered. Its secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said his mobile phone was hacked and blamed Umno for the fake SMS. “Phone saya dihack kononnya ada SMS dihantar dr no saya ajak rakyat merempoh. Kalau dpt delete itu mainan Umno. Skrg line jam call bertalu2,” he tweeted. (My phone has been hacked, saying that an SMS coming from me instructing the people to ram (the barricade). If you get it, please delete it. That is Umno’s game. Calls are coming in droves, jamming the line). http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/02/10/Anwar-verdict-Rafizi-denies-SMS/ …
#AnwarSodomy2: Wan Azizah tells her father, who is present today, to be “strong”. #KeputusanDSAI Peguam Datuk Gopal Sri Ram mendapatkan arahan lanjut dari DSAI sebelum mengemukakan rayuan hukuman
Translated from Malay by Bing
#KeputusanDSAI Lawyer Datuk Gopal Sri Ram get further instruction from DSAI prior to appeal sentence
BREAKING NEWS: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s plan to overturn his sodomy 2 conviction in the nation’s highest court failed after the Federal Court ruled that the Permatang Pauh MP was found guilty of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan today …
Federal Court proceedings are on stand-down until 1pm
Anwar has been found guilty by the Federal Court
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DAP leaders support
@anwaribrahim. May justice prevail, must cont fight 4 justice, clean governance, accountability.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tiba di mahkamah dan masuk kamar pada pukul 9 pagi
Anwar Ibrahim arriving at the Palace of Justice on Tuesday to learn his fate.
Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the court room accompanied by Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Nurul Izzah Anwar
#keputusanDSAI bersama keluarganya di luar kediaman untuk ke Putrajaya. Pix Mohamad Shahril Badri Saali
Judgment Day for Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, 10th February 2015
8.10AM: Security is water tight. International observers are lining up and lawyers have to show their case files in order to be granted entry into the premises. Other than police in riot gear, mounted police units are also patrolling the vicinity. Meanwhile, some 200 people gathered held a short march, led by PKR Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad. 8.05AM: Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters have begun streaming into the Sultan Zainal Abidin mosque since 6am. Thirty busses, believed to be used to ferry supporters, were spotted nearby. Security around the Palace of Justice is extremely tight with plenty of police cordons. The entire stretch of road outside the building is closed to traffic and police in riot gear can be seen nearby. The only case that will be heard in Federal Court 1 is Anwar’s appeal. The court is normally used when Chief Justice Arifin is presiding. http://live.malaysiakini.com/ —
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8.31am: PKR VP N. Surendran, Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Johari, Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim at PoJ.
Massive crowd at Istana Kehakiman to await the final court decision. Thoughts & prayers go to
PKR supporters outside of PoJ
At Palace of Justice for Anwar Ibrahim‘s judgement delivery.