The Court of Appeal judges involved, Balia Yusof, Aziah Ali and Mohd Zawawi Salleh surely must be remembered as being responsible for one of the worst miscarriages of justice in recent memory. Their names will live in infamy together with other infamous judges like Augustine Paul and Arifin Jaka who similarly perverted the law in order to convict Anwar on false charges.

The verdict is not just about Anwar or the opposition’s political ambition. By convicting Anwar in a ludicrous trial that broke every known fair trial standards, it represents the ugly truth of Barisan Nasional, of desperation to hold on to power come what may, regardless of the damage it may do to Malaysia.

It is therefore all the more imperative to reject Anwar’s verdict and work towards reclaiming Malaysia’s democratic future without Barisan Nasional at the helm.

Read the verdict here: PP v DSAI grounds of judgment