KUALA LUMPUR: PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim says judges involved in his two previous convictions “can sleep at night” as he is not interested in pursuing action against them.
Anwar’s made the remarks after his former lawyer S N Nair called for an inquiry into his convictions, saying that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had granted a full pardon to Anwar on the basis that there was a “miscarriage of justice”.
Nair said it must then naturally follow that all judges who convicted Anwar on the three charges were guilty of not dispensing justice according to the law and had failed to uphold their judicial oath.
Speaking after an event today, Anwar said past injustice must be corrected.
He said his legal team had made an application on the alleged RM9.5 milliom payment to lawyer Shafee Abdullah in relation to the Sodomy 2 case.
“I hope the courts won’t delay this case. We’ll bring up the issue of the frivolous decisions of the Court of Appeal and and the Federal court.
“If there is a sense of justice and to correct the inherent wrongs, then the judicial heads now must take remedial action,” he said after launching a book titled Anwar Ibrahim: The Final Twist at a hotel here.
But Anwar said this didn’t mean going after the judges involved in his case.
Previously, Anwar’s lawyers challenged claims made by Shafee over the alleged payment of RM9.5 million.
This followed the High Court’s decision to strike out Anwar’s suit against the government over allegations that Shafee had received the money in two tranches from former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
In May, Anwar received a full pardon for his sodomy conviction from the King, with his convictions expunged from the records.