Dato' Mohamad Zabidin Bin Mohd Diah,DSDK, SMP, SDK
High Court Judge Kuala Lumpur (Criminal 5)
(Appointed High Court Judge on 28 July 2006)
"...The court does not exclude the possibility the (DNA) samples were compromised.Read here for more and HERE and HERE
Therefore the accused is ACQUITTED...."
-High Court Judge Dato' Mohamad Zabidin Bin Mohd Diah
The High Court today acquitted Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of a charge of sodomising his former male aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
Judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled that the prosecution had NOT DONE ENOUGH to prove Anwar had committed sodomy against Saiful.
“After going through the evidence, I cannot be 100 percent certain that the evidence could have been compromised.
Hence, the court is reluctant to convict on such corrobaration of evidence from SP1 Saiful.
The court does not exclude the possibility the (DNA) samples were compromised. Therefore the accused is acquitted.” he ruled to shouts of joy from Anwar’s supporters and family.
Anwar, a former deputy prime minister was charged with sodomising Saiful at the Desa Damansara condominium between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008. He had been similarly indicted of sodomy over a decade ago and was found guilty. He spent six years in jail before being exonerated.
Anwar's wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail cried and hugged her elated husband.
In an immediate reaction, Anwar thanked his lawyers.
"I'm finally vindicated after the smearing of my character. I'm thankful to Wan Azizah and the team of lawyers led by Karpal Singh."He also thanked the support of Pakatan Rakyat leaders.
"We want to continue on the reform agenda, fighting corruption, and freedom of the press."