31 Oct '14, 9am

Why always Anwar, asks veteran Aussie ex-judge

Why always Anwar, asks veteran Aussie ex-judge

Elizabeth Evatt is Australia’s first woman Federal Court judge and the 81-year-old legal eagle is in Malaysia to observe Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy appeal. However, she is puzzled as to why the sodomy law seems to be mainly applied on the opposition leader. Speaking to reporters at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya, Evatt, who is representing the International Commission of Jurists, said she noticed that not many people are charged with sodomy in Malaysia and most of the cases involved Anwar. She also described the sodomy law as discriminatory and a violation of human rights. “This is a relic of the British legal system which even it (Britain) had abolished,” she said. Asked whether she observed any interference with regard to the proceedings, Evatt said there had been no such incidents thus far. “I guess we will have to wait for the outcome,” she added. Meanwhile, another in...

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