Anwar's Sodomy II verdict: Old tweet announcing acquittal causes confusion

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The cyberspace was abuzz when an old tweet from a national news agency announcing the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim resurfaced amid the Federal Court's judgment on sodomy charges against the opposition leader on Tuesday morning.

The tweet "Anwar dibebaskan daripada tuduhan liwat" (Anwar is acquitted from the sodomy charges) was retweeted by Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali, sending shock waves across the cyberspace and the newsroom.

The tweet was actually published on Jan 9, 2012 - the day Anwar was found innocent by the Kuala Lumpur High Court over the sodomy charges.

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Mr Azmin, who has now deleted the tweet from his timeline, however received criticism from several users for spreading false information.

"Not funny @azminali, RT-ing a tweet from 2012? This is not a laughing matter," tweeted @Ganjuro_Malaysia.

User @mawarputeh_14 said: "nak membohong pon agak2 la bro @azminali. Perbicaraan pun belum habis lagi" (Stop the lies. The judgment is still being read out).