'Decisive test' as Malaysia opens final Anwar hearings

October 28, 2014 4:21 AM

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'Decisive test' as Malaysia opens final Anwar hearings

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's highest court on Tuesday (Oct 28) opened two days of hearings expected to produce a final ruling on much-criticised sodomy charges against Anwar Ibrahim that could send the opposition leader to jail.

Anwar was cleared in 2012 of charges he sodomised a young former male aide four years earlier, but that acquittal was controversially reversed in March by an appeals court, which convicted him. Anwar, 67, is appealing the conviction, while the government is simultaneously seeking to lengthen his fiv...

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