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Sodomy Charges Revised in Malaysia Minister’s Case

The Advocate, June 12-14, 1999

Prosecutors have revised the sodomy charges filed against former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim in an apparent attempt to strengthen their case, the New Straits Times reports. Anwar is charged with sodomizing a former driver of his wife’s, an allegation that Anwar insists was trumped up on political grounds by his political foes to embarrass him. On Thursday his lawyers sought to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that the prosecutors were "highly unprofessional."

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