Thursday, September 02, 2004

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim set free

To quote BBC's Jonathan Kent: "It does in an important way draw a line under one of the darker periods of modern Malaysian history.

I personally think it is sad that the sodomy charges were tagged on. After all it would undermine ex PM Mahathir's legacy. If it were only corruption charges, I suppose it might have been almost believable but to charge him with sodomy in such a haphazard and sloppy fashion makes allegations of politics inspired convictions entirely believable.

In other news, the prosecution for the Kobe Bryan's case have withdrawn their charges after one of their star witness's testimony was to prove too helpful to the ex defendant. In any case, if they had proceeded, there would have been huge eggs on their face. I mean seriously now, would a rape victim proceed to have sex with another man within hours?


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