Agence France-PresseMarch 6, 2014 00:50
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was back in court Thursday over a government appeal against his sodomy acquittal, as he prepared to contest a key state by-election.
The 66-year-old veteran politician, who was acquitted in 2012, slammed the appeal, saying it was a political ploy to tarnish his image in the conservative Muslim-majority nation.
"There is absolutely no case for them. This is clearly seen to be political," Anwar said as he entered the Court of Appeal with his family for the hearing in the administrative capital of Putrajaya.