THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2015
Labor expresses our grave concern that Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has lost his final appeal against a conviction on the charge of sodomy.
It is understood Mr Anwar was sentenced to five years jail, which Labor believes is particularly harsh.
Malaysia is a good friend of Australia. On that basis we respectfully request that consideration be given to the human rights implications of cases like Mr Anwar's.