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Malaysia's Anwar scores victory in sodomy trial

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a legal victory his lawyer said, as a judge struck down the government's bid to shift his sodomy trial to a higher court.

world Updated: Nov 07, 2008 18:06 IST

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim scored a legal victory on Friday, his lawyer said, as a judge struck down the government's bid to shift his sodomy trial to a higher court.

Anwar fears the government will be able to manipulate the case more easily at the High Couprinciples that a reform of the financial system should be based on, and on the most urgent measures we should take to confront the current crisis," he told Spanish public radio RNE.

The extraordinary meeting of EU finance ministers aims to forge a joint European position on how to rebuild the international financial system and avoid repeat of the current financial crisis.

It comes ahead of a summit of the world's 20 largest economies in Washington on November 15.