Updates: Anwar charged, out on RM20,000 bail
Judge fixes Sept 10 for mention
Massive jams crippled the city as road blocks were set up along the roads leading to the Jalan Duta court complex. Anwar Ibrahim, who lives in nearby Segambut, is expected to show up soon to face the sodomy charges. Reporters, meanwhile, are fighting for the limited seats in the courtroom. While no bail is allowed for sodomy charges, the judge is allowed to exercise his or her discretion. Most lawyers believe that Anwar would probably be allowed bail and freed to campaign in the Permatang Pauh by election. But the question remains how both sides would refrain from using the charges as an issue as it would be subjudice to do so.