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MALAYSIAN NEWS : GENERAL 
November 10 , 1998 14:54PM 
 
ANWAR FILES APPEAL AGAINST HIGH COURT'S DISMISSAL  click here for next article
 
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today filed a notice of appeal against the High Court's dismissal of objections raised by his defence counsel over the validity of the charges against him under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No 22, 1970. 

The notice of appeal was filed on his behalf by Messers Zainur Zakaria and Co, at the High Court registry at 11am. 

Zainur Zakaria, one of the nine members of Anwar's defence team, said that there were several grounds for the appeal. Justice Datuk S.Augustine Paul dismissed the objections raised at the outset of Anwar's trial on Nov 2 on four charges of corrupt practice under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No 22, 1970. 

The defence contended that the charges against Anwar were invalid as the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No 22, 1970 was annulled by the Dewan Rakyat recently. 

Justice Augustine Paul, in dismissing the objections, said he agreed with Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Abdul Gani Patail that the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No 22, 1970 had not been annulled by the Dewan Negara and therefore still effective. -- BERNAMA  

 
 


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