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Category: Biography: Historical, Political & Military|
The author of the book: Mark Trowell
Edition: Times Editions
Date of issue: 07 Sep 2015
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 7.15 MB
City - Country: Singapore, Singapore
Full description of the book The Prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim: The Final Play:An objective documentation by Mark Trowell, eminent QC, international observer and author of the bestseller Sodomy II: The Trial of Anwar Ibrahim. On 9 January 2012, after a lengthy two-year trial, Anwar Ibrahim was acquitted of charges of sodomy against his 23-year-old aide, Mohd Saiful. The acquittal was a shock not only to Anwar - who expected to go to jail - but to most international observers who were convinced he would be found guilty. This book takes up the story after the acquittal and recounts the events that led to the Malaysian Court of Appeal overturning the ruling in March 2014, convicting Anwar once PDF again of the charge and sentencing him to five years' imprisonment, and the final appeal against the conviction in the Federal Court of Malaysia In October 2014. His conviction ruled him out of contesting a by-election for the parliamentary state seat of Kajang and plans to become the chief minister of Selangor. At the same time his lawyer, veteran MP Karpal Singh, was convicted of sedition, which disqualified him from parliament. Together, these events were seen as an attack on the key leaders of the opposition parties. Against a backdrop of political intrigue and legal manoeuvring, the book ePub also recounts the events of the 2013 General Election with serious allegations of electoral fraud; the sudden death of Karpal Singh in 2014 in a car accident, which robbed Anwar of his main supporter and legal counsel; the appointment of UMNO lawyer Mohd Shafee to prosecute the case against Anwar; accusations by a retired senior police officer that the prosecutor had accused the Attorney-General of criminal misconduct and corruption; and attempts to link Anwar to the tragic loss of MH370.
About the author Mark TrowellMark Trowell QC is a leading criminal lawyer based in Western Australia. Over the years, he has acted as an international observer of leading criminal cases for LAWASIA and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He was an observer at both sedition trials of veteran Malaysian advocate Karpal Singh (2002/2014). He was also an observer at the appeal of Anwar Ibrahim against his earlier conviction and sentence (2004), at his second trial for sodomy (2010 - 12), and more recently at the prosecution appeal in March 2014, which overturned his acquittal and sentenced him to five years' imprisonment. He was an observer at Anwar's final appeal against conviction in the Malaysian Federal Court in October 2014. He is the author of Sodomy II: The Trial of Anwar Ibrahim, published in 2012.
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