Samples found in former aide's anus came from Opposition Leader, court is told
Prosecutors charged in a Kuala Lumpur High Court today that DNA samples taken from the anus of Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan belong to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Lead prosecutor Mohamad Yusof Zainal Abidin told the court that samples taken from three items in a cell where Anwar was jailed overnight in July 2008 matched the "Male Y" DNA profile that government chemists had found on swabs in examining Saiful.
"It confirms the unknown contributor Male Y is Datuk Seri Anwar," Yusof said. "This shows there is a prima facie case" that would require Anwar to put on a defense against charges brought against him in the long-running case, which has been dubbed Sodomy II. Anwar was convicted of sodomy and corruption in a 1998 trial and spent six years in prison on charges that were regarded as specious and rigged to remove him from politics.
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