Anwar supporters turn up at appeal hearing

Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim forcing open the barricade outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.

Scores of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's supporters yesterday thronged security barriers outside a court in Kuala Lumpur, with police officers struggling to hold them back as he arrived for a hearing into his appeal against a sodomy conviction.

The 67-year-old tweeted that if he was forced to go to jail, "I will go fighting a corrupt government".