Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oops - don't throw that evidence out quite yet

A few weeks ago I reported the judge in the Anwar trial threw out a key piece of DNA evidence because the government had obtained it illegally without Anwar's consent. It turns out I spoke too soon. According to Asia Sentinel, the judge has reversed his order and allowed the evidence in. Given turnarounds like that, it's hard not to sympathize with the pessimistic views of many Malaysian lawyers about their country's courts...

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