I spotted the text of this statement shared by defence journalist Dzirhan Mahadzira on social media, then news reports picked it up and finally this is the statement uploaded to scribd.
Karpal Singh will be disqualified as an MP if he fails in his appeal to reduce the fine to below the ouster threshold of RM2000. But there will be no by-election until his final appeal is exhausted.
One observer tweets that many in court are visibly angry, especially with Anwar’s presence reminding them what the courts are capable of. (more…)