Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim slams anti-sodomy law
Sodomy in Malaysia is punishable by 20 years in prison and whipping with a rattan cane.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says anti-sodomy laws enforced by authorities to put him on trial are archaic and can breed intolerance.
Anwar said on Thursday that he is bracing for the possibility of a long prison sentence next week when the Kuala Lumpur High Court delivers a decision on charges that he sodomised a young male former aide.
Anwar denies the accusation. Sodomy in this Muslim-majority country is punishable by 20 years in prison and whipping with a rattan cane.