Reversal Of Verdict: Anwar Ibrahim Goes Back To Prison

Reversal Of Verdict: Anwar Ibrahim Goes Back To Prison
Author: Pawancheek Marican
Subjects: Politics, Malaysia
Condition: Good
Publisher: Gerakbudaya
Published: 2017
Paperback, 94 pages
In the 2013 General Election Anwar Ibrahim led Malaysia᾿s opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat, to win, for the first time, the majority of the popular vote, though not the majority of the parliamentary seats. Less than two years later, Anwar Ibrahim was incarcerated in Sungai Buloh prison on the charge of sodomy, the second time that he was convicted and imprisoned for such a similar offence since his sacking as Deputy Prime Minister in 1998. However, that first conviction was dismissed by the Federal Court in 2004.

In Reversal of Verdict, lawyer and long-time commentator on Anwar᾿s legal battles, Pawancheek Marican, explains the various appeals and applications for review to the country᾿s highest courts made by Anwar against his latest conviction which saw him go from a free man - perhaps on the verge of  the Prime Ministership - to a prisoner of the Malaysian state. Based upon court transcripts and interviews with key figures of Anwar᾿s legal team, Reversal of Verdict exposes the failures of due process and of legal thinking endemic in the trial, as well as critically assesses Malaysia᾿s judicial system in an era of political conflict.

Pawancheek Marican is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. Graduating with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Malaya he was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1977. His previous publications include Islamic Inheritance Laws in Malaysia (Lexis-Nexis, 2004), Anwar on Trial: In the Face of Injustice (Gerakbudaya, 2009) and Charade of Justice: Anwar’s Third Trial (Gerakbudaya, 2012).

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Tags: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia, Pawancheek Marican