Anwar’s pardon hearing delayed by PM’s Department

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The Pardons Board meeting to hear Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s application was delayed on instructions from the prime minister’s Department, Istana Negara and PKR’s R. Sivarasa said today.

Sivarasa said he was informed of this by PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail, whom he said had spoken to prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad about the development.

“The prime minister has given his assurance that the meeting of the Pardons Board will proceed as scheduled now at 11am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,” Sivarasa said.

The Sungai Buloh MP added that he contacted Solicitor-General Datin Paduka Zauyah Be Loth Khan regarding the documentation for the process, and was told that all was in order.

Comptroller of the royal household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz also issued a statement earlier saying Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has given royal assent for the meeting to be held now at 11am on Wednesday.

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil disclosed this evening that the party was told by the PM’s Department that Anwar’s pardon hearing scheduled for tomorrow was postponed to the next day, without stating the reason.

Anwar is serving a five-year sentence for his second sodomy conviction and is already due to be freed on June 8 following a remission of his sentence for good behaviour.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) intends for Anwar to be elected to Parliament and made prime minister following his pardon.


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