Anwar Ibrahim was charged and set bail at RM 500.00 – July 2 for mention
KUALA LUMPUR (May, 22) : Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today was charged with taking part in street protest and disobeying court order not to enter Dataran Merdeka on April 28.
The Crimal Sessions Court at Jalan Duta set bail at RM500.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim walked into the court with a stream of supporters at 9.10am in anticipation to be charged along with two others for offences related to Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28. The courtroom was filled with reporters and supporters.
Meanwhile, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and his wife Samsidar Taharin arrived at the court at 9.20am.
Samsidar and Datuk Seri Wan Azizah was seen sitting arm to arm with each other
Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abidin was leading the defence counsel in the Bersih 3.0 rally related charge against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar, along with his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, arrived at the Sessions Court 5 at 9.15am.
In a strange twist, former solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden ( left ), the lead prosecutor in Anwar’s Sodomy II trial, will be teaming up with senior counsel Karpal Singh in defending the opposition leader.
Mohd Yusof resigned from the Attorney-General’s Chambers at the end of the sodomy trial.
Anwar told Sessions judge Mahmud Abdullah that the charge was yet another “political” campaign mounted against him, and he pleaded not guilty.
Both his lawyers, Karpal and Yusof, asked that Anwar be allowed to be given personal bond but deputy public prosecutor Abdul Wahab Mohamad objected.
Judge ordered bail to be set at RM500 and fixed July 2 for mention.
Among the opposition leaders spotted in court were DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang ( right ) and PAS MP Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli.