Malaysia’s highest court is expected next week to finally deliver a long-delayed verdict on whether opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was guilty of sodomy in a 2008 case brought by a former aide. The appeal of the appellate court’s guilty verdict was heard at the end of October in the Federal Court after nine days of arguments. The top tribunal was expected to deliver its verdict at that time but for inexplicable reasons it has been delayed for more than three months. The date for the verdict now is February 10.

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