PUTRAJAYA, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Friday failed to prevent the Court of Appeal from hearing the prosecution's appeal against the High Court's order for the prosecution to supply documents to him.
This follows the Court of Appeal's dismissal of Anwar's preliminary objection to strike out the prosecution's appeal.
Justice Datuk Hasan Lah, who led the panel comprising Justices Datuk Wira Abu Samah Nordin and Datuk Sulaiman Daud, unanimously dismissed Anwar's objection after ruling that the High Court's order in relating to document application, was final and therefore, appealable.
The court, however, rejected Anwar's application through his counsel Karpal Singh, for a stay of the appeal proceedings, pending his appeal against today's decision (preliminary objection) at the Federal Court.
Karpal is the new counsel in Anwar's defence team in his second sodomy case, replacing prominent lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah, who had excused himself on July 15, due to health reasons.
Today, the court is scheduled to hear the prosecution appeal and Anwar's cross-appeal against the same High Court which rejected his application to get a sample of the specimen taken from the complainant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
Hasan then proceeded to hear the prosecution appeal.
After the decision, Karpal informed the media that he would file an appeal against the court's decision at the Federal Court on Monday.