Anwar Ibrahim Sacking Was Lawful


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The sacking of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister 11 years ago was lawful. The Federal Court ruled against Anwar by Court of Appeal president Alauddin Mohd Sheriff and Federal Court judges Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusof and Abdull Hamid Embong dismissed Anwar’s final appeal for a declaration that his dismissal from his cabinet post as DPM (Deputy Prme Minister) in 1998 was unconstitutional.

Judge Alauddin declared that the then prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had the authority under the Federal Constitution to sack his cabinet minister. With this judgement, Anwar had lost his bids in both the High Court and Court of Appeal which ruled that Dr Mahathir had the authority under the Federal Constitution to sack his cabinet minister and had adhered to the constitution.

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