The prosecution in Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case on Wednesday applied to the Appeals Court to set aside a High Court decision acquitting and discharging Anwar of sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
It also applied to have Anwar convicted under Section 377B of the Penal Code on the offence of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature.
The applications were made on the grounds that High Court Judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, who heard the case, had erred in doubting the integrity of the DNA samples obtained from Mohd Saiful.
The prosecution contended that Mohamad Zabidin had ruled at the end of the prosecution’s case that the “male Y” obtained from the DNA profile analysed by a chemist, Dr Seah Lee Hong, was from the semen extract which matched the DNA profile obtained from samples taken from the lockup occupied by Anwar.
These were among the grounds given by the prosecution in its petition of appeal, filed last Monday at the Appeals Court registry.