By: Mr. Perry
The five member Federal Court headed by Chief Justice Tun Ariffin Zakaria ,Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar,Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong,Tan Sri Raus Sharif and Datuk Ramly Ali has heard the submissions submitted by the Anwar Ibrahim’s 14 member team of defence lawyers headed by the retired Federal Court judge ,Gopal Sri Ram.
The defence team focus is more on DNA samples used in the trial, which they claim had been compromised due to mishandling and forensic incompetence. Whereas, the prosecution headed by Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah argued that the government DNA expert , chemist Dr.Seah Lay Hong, never say the DNA samples were ‘pure’ but the reading was perfect and readable. The prosecution also argued and proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the ‘Male Y’ DNA found in Saiful’s rectum matched the three lock –up items associated with Anwar Ibrahim, the defacto leader of PKR. The prosecution also brush-off the DNA expert, Dr. Brian MacDonald, brought as witness by the defence council, and created doubt over his authenticity as he was rejected by Australia and Brunei as an DNA expert.
The prosecution also argued that Anwar failed to produce the 14 persons submitted as alibi