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anwar-saifulPUTRAJAYA – The Federal Court here has set Oct 28 to hear the appeals involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case. The Opposition Leader’s lawyer, Ramkarpal Singh said on Thursday that the Federal Court had set Oct 28 and 29 to hear cross-appeals of both the defence team and the prosecution. Anwar is applying to the Federal Court to acquit him of his sodomy conviction by the Court of Appeal. However, the prosecutor sought to increase his jail sentence from the current five years. Anwar, 67, was acquitted by the High Court on Jan 9, 2012 for allegedly sodomising Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, his former aide, at Desa Damansara Condominium in Bukit Damansara on June 26, 2008. However, the Court of Appeal overturned the acquittal and sentenced Anwar to five years in prison for the offence. Ramkarpal said the court would hear a third related appeal on Oct 14, where the defence is attempting to disqualify Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah from acting for the prosecution. This would be Anwar’s third attempt to disqualify the veteran lawyer from leading the prosecution team in the main appeal. In the application filed on Feb 27, Anwar stated that Muhammad Shafee was not a fit and

NEGARAKU_COALITION_NGO_LAUNCHWhat is the significance of Negara-Ku, the newly formed coalition? Why should we rejoice in the formation of another coalition that was formed among others, by the signatories of COMANGO petition? Have we forgotten that these signatories are the same persons who had opposed the articles in the constitutions that is pertinent in the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation? We have not yet come to an agreement of what constitute the definition of racism, but we’re quick to agree to

PAGE_1 KUALA LUMPUR: Many hands make light work is embodied perfectly by the non-governmental organization (NGO) from Pertubuhan Wanita Islam (PERTIWI) yesterday. Pertiwi helps the homeless community around Kuala Lumpur as the rest of the contented city folks goes on with their good life. Some of the help provided are the Pertiwi Soup Kitchen, used clothes as well as health examinations from Pertiwi Health Services. About 80 percent of the homeless in the city are Malaysians while the remaining

MAS1 SINGAPORE - Khazanah Nasional, the biggest shareholder of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), has suggested privatization as an option ahead of a proposed restructuring of the loss-making carrier, reports quoted people with knowledge of the process as saying on Wednesday. Khazanah Nasional owns 69.4% of Malaysian Airline System Bhd, the company that owns the MAS brand. At its annual general meeting recently, MAS CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the flag carrier needed a radical overhaul to survive as it