I see Malaysian Insider has since removed that bit where it reported that Sessions Court judge Komathy has ruled against the prosecution’s application to transfer Anwar’s sodomy case to the High Court.
Not quite sure what happened there.
Apparently, it was just a preliminary objection by the prosecution that Komathy dismissed. This is what Malaysiakini is reporting:
Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court judge SM Komathy Suppiah will deliver her decision today on whether the matter can be moved up to the High Court as applied by the prosecution.
This morning she dismissed a preliminary objection raised by the prosecution that she had no choice but to transfer the case to a higher court.
She said that she had the jurisdiction to hear the defence team’s objections against the transfer notice.
A final decision on whether the case will be transferred to the High Court is only expected tomorrow.
The Star reports Anwar as saying: “I will deliver my budget speech on Oct 13 as the Opposition Leader in Parliament.”