Another night, another vigil. An eyewitness at the scene estimates the crowd to be at least 200.
— Fahmi Fadzil (@fahmi_fadzil) February 12, 2015
His final words pierced the night air: “Please, Malaysians – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dayaks, Kadazans – please stand up; stand up for your rights. Stand up for your children. Stand up for the future of this country. Stand up and be counted. We are Malaysians! Re-for-ma-si! Lawan, tetap…” (more…)
Even as 1MDB struggles to repay its debts, a vigil is taking place at Sungai Buloh Prison to express solidarity with Anwar Ibrahim. At this rate, he could turn into a Mandela-like figure in no time. He has already been in jail/detention for eight years: two years in the 1970s and six years since 1998. Now, another five years.
— AMK Malaysia (@AMKMalaysia) February 11, 2015
Pray for our friend Zunar, who is being locked up under a sedition probe over tweets he made during the Anwar trial.
Zunar is being remanded for four days until Saturday noon. Why four days to investigate tweets?
Zunar, Malalysian cartoonist locked up for criticizing judiciary, can't stop drawing. Sent this from jail. -via mkini pic.twitter.com/6UjiINTFyY
— Thomas Fuller (@thomasfullerNYT) February 11, 2015
A large crowd gathered outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.
The social reform group Aliran has released a scathing immediate reaction to the verdict in the Anwar trial and the upholding of a five-year jail term.
I am shocked at the verdict, and I am not the only one. I have been receiving a steady stream of outrage from other concerned Malaysians via text, email, Whatapp, social media and blog comments. (more…)
It is D-Day today for Anwar Ibrahim – and the judiciary too is coming under the international media spotlight.
Doesnt look good now. Judges give reasons to justify why all the inconsistencies re Saiful credibility. Judges r saying Saiful is credible
— Rafizi Ramli (@rafiziramli) February 10, 2015
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) February 10, 2015
Speaking ahead of the Federal Court verdict, Anwar Ibrahim tells the BBC he is convinced the struggle for reforms will go on even if he is sent back to jail.
Anwar Ibrahim recounts his political struggle and talks about the reform movement and how far it has come with one eye on the outcome of the Sodomy II trial.