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The whole of Malaysia was anxious to hear High Court judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah verdict for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim trial. Where Datuk Anwar had sodomised his former aide, a young 23-year old man, three years ago. About 5,000 people gathered outside the country supreme court located along Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur, celebrated on news of his Acquittal. In the common law tradition, an acquittal formally certifies the accused is free from the charge of an offense.
Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah said that after going through the evidence, the court could not be 100% certain the integrity of the DNA samples was not compromised. And he find that it’s not safe to rely on the DNA evidence. As such, the court was only left with Saiful’s personal testimony. As this is a sexual crime, the court was not willing to convict based entirely on a single person’s testimony.
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Update: At 10am, Anwar left the court complex amidst a sea of supporters who are cheering him on. Anwar heads towards a nearby mosque to address his supporters.
Update: At 10.20am, an big explosion from under a police cone at Jalan Khidmat Usaha about 300m from the court house. Where 2 people were injured from this explosion and a Perodua Kembara SUV was also damaged. A econd explosion was at 10.45am at Jalan Dutamas about 100m away from the first blast. A van selling drinks and two parked motorcycles were damaged while three people suffered injuries on their face, leg and hand respectively. A third explosion happened at 10.55am about 150m from Pintu B of the court house. The explosives were home-made devices with timers and stuff with ball bearings.
Update: On the Internet at 10:30am, “Painful” Saiful tweeted that he remains calm over the verdict.