KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Federal Territories Pardons Board have failed to strike out a lawsuit filed by a lawyer to challenge the legality of the royal pardon Anwar received two years ago. On Feb 26, Khairul Azam, 43, sued the Pardons Board and Anwar over the latter's royal pardon relating to his sodomy conviction involving Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. Khairul Azam, who is the sole plaintiff, named the Pardons Board and Anwar, 73, as the first and second defendants respectively. In his statement of claim, Khairul Azam said the Federal Court had on Feb 10,2015 affirmed a conviction against Anwar pertaining to the sodomy charge. Subsequent to the pardon, Anwar was able to contest in a by-election and was elected as the Port Dickson MP.
Source: The Star September 21, 2020 05:37 UTC