Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim waves as he and wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail Ibrahim walk out of the Palace of Justice. Pix by Effendy Rashid.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has praised the judges presiding over his sodomy case for being patient and attentive.

Anwar said compared to his experience at the Court of Appeal, the judges this time around were more patient and really understood DNA evidence.

Anwar said that his decision to appoint retired federal court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram should not be questioned.

"It is my right to choose a counsel that is able to deliberate the facts of the case."

Anwar said that Gopal Sri Ram had presented his case brilliantly

"If the government can appoint Shafee, why can't I appoint my own counsel?"

Anwar said that the case was based on scientific evidence and he was convinced that his counsel would debunk allegations based on scientific evidence

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