Proceedings in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s (pic) appeal against conviction will be extended a day, with the prosecution expected to only begin submitting on Wednesday.

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah confirmed the prosecution’s submissions would be either “tomorrow afternoon, or the day after tomorrow”.

Despite starting his submission at 9.30am, Anwar’s lead counsel Gopal Sri Ram had asked for two extra hours to finish his submissions when the court took a break for lunch at 1pm.

I deplore the latest acts of intimidation by Universiti Malaya against Fahmi Zainol, the democratically elected president of the UM Student Council, which is the highest student body in the university.

In issuing the show-cause letter to Fahmi as well as banning me from attending the Monday event (titled ‘Anwar Ibrahim: 40 years from UM to jail’), the university’s deputy vice-chancellor Rohana Yusof is showing utter contempt to the rights and dignity of not just Fahmi but the thousands of students themselves.

Keinginan pihak pendakwa kes rayuan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mahu menambah tempoh penjara ke atasnya dengan alasan hukuman lima tahun yang dijatuhkan sebelum ini tidak memadai, tidak lain menunjukkan hasrat mahu 'membunuh' terus karier politik Ketua Pembangkang itu.

Menurut penulis Shahbudin Husin, melalui dokumen pihak pendakwa yang disaksikan sendiri oleh sebuah portal berita, alasan memohon tambahan hukuman itu ialah kerana berpendapat penjara lima tahun yang dijatuhkan oleh Mahkamah Rayuan itu tidak memadai dari segi kepentingan awam dan memberi teladan kepada orangramai.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department has denied issuing a tornado warning for the federal capital and Putrajaya.

Its deputy director-general (Climate and Weather), Alui Bahari said the public should not panic over rumours to the effect.

"People should stop spreading such information citing it came from our department because it is false," he said late Sunday.

Social media was abuzz earlier that the department had issued a warning that tornadoes would hit the two places in the next couple of days.

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Berikut adalah kronologi peristiwa berkaitan kes liwat kedua Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Pada 28 Jun, 2008 : Bekas pembantu Anwar, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, membuat laporan polis mendakwa Anwar telah meliwatnya di sebuah kondominium di Damansara. Laporan itu dibuat dua hari selepas dakwaan insiden liwat itu.

Pada 30 Jun, 2008 : Anwar memfailkan saman fitnah terhadap Mohd Saiful, yang membuat laporan polis ke atasnya bagi tuduhan liwat, dengan mendakwa laporan itu palsu dan berniat jahat.