Fri, Feb 05, 2010
New Straits Times
Saiful shows court where it happened

KUALA LUMPUR: The judge in the sodomy trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday spent an hour to examine the condominium unit where the alleged offence took place in 2008.

Anwar and his accuser Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, were present when High Court judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah inspected the sparse, two-bedroom unit on the fifth floor of the condominium block.

Saiful showed the judge where Anwar was seated in the living room when he came to deliver documents, and the master bedroom where the alleged offence subsequently took place.

During the inspection, Zabidin was seen questioning Saiful.

There was a double bed in the master bedroom where the windows were draped in dark grey curtains.

Similar coloured curtains were found in the living room, which had a pale-coloured leather sofa. In the dining area, there was a table for six.

Anwar left following inspection of the master bedroom.

From the apartment, the judge and Saiful went to the management office of the condominium to examine the closed-circuit television camera facility.

Earlier, a convoy of about 15 vehicles left the Kuala Lumput court complex for the condominium.

Saiful, who was dressed in a dark grey suit and white shirt, was accompanied by his lawyer, Zamri Idrus, who is holding a watching brief for him.

On arriving at the condominium, Saiful showed Zabi-din where he had parked (his van) that day and the lifts which he took to reach the unit.

A group of elderly women who were standing nearby, hurled abuses at Saiful.

There was tight security with about 50 policemen stationed within the compound of the hillside condominium nestled in an area of exclusive bungalows and apartments.

The condominium is located about three to four minutes' drive from Anwar's old house in Bukit Damansara.

-New Straits Times

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