1603: Karpal wants to appeal to the Federal Court. But judges maintain a proper application needs to be submitted. Stay denied. Court adjourned.
1547: A 15-minute break presumably for judges to decide whether a stay should be given.
1540: The judge said that a proper application for appeal to the Federal Court has not been filed, reports Jonson. Karpal continues to outline reasons a stay of the sodomy trial should be granted.
1535: The court has agreed with the SG: the medical record is not conclusive and corroborative. The appellant has not shown the charge against him is oppressive and an abuse of the court process. Appeal dismissed.
1519: Anwar’s counsel has forcefully and eloquently argued that the charge is oppressive and an abuse of the court process, according to Jonson Chong at the scene. The judgment is being read out now.
1514: The Court of Appeal is sitting now to deliver its decision on Anwar’s appeal.
Anwar had appealed for a reversal of a High Court decision to disallow his application to strike out the sodomy charge on the grounds that the charge and prosecution were mala fide and an abuse of the court process.