27hb April, 1999
DS Anwar Ibrahim dan adik angkat beliau Sukma Darmawan didakwa meliwat Azizan Abu Bakar, bekas pemandu DS Dr Wan Azizah pada tahun 1994. Pendakwa mengakui telah tersilap taip pendakwaan - dan meminda kepada 1992.
Even before the trial begins in the Kuala Lumpur High Court the charge was again changed from 1992 to "one night between 1st Jan to 31st March 1993." Arifin Jaka presided..
The prosecution closes its case after calling nine witnesses.
Anwar's lawyer Karpal Singh tells the court a high level of arsenic has been found in Anwar's urine. The trial is postponed and Anwar taken to hospital for examination.
Azizan is charged with committing khalwat (being in close proximity) with a 22-year-old student named Norhayati Saad. He later marries her.
Doctors report no clinical signs of acute or chronic arsenic poisoning in Anwar.
21st Oct The trial resumes. 22nd Oct
Anwar opens the defense case. He claims he is the target of a conspiracy involving those close to PM Mahathir Mohamad.
Mahathir dissolves Parliament in preparation for general elections.
Arifin takes medical leave, citing back problems.
General elections are held.
25th Jan, 2000 The trial resumes. 17th Feb
The defense subpoenas Mahathir to appear in court as a witness.
Arifin rules that Mahathir need not appear in court.
The Court of Appeal rejects the defense's appeal against Arifin's April 21 ruling. Anwar takes the case to the Federal Court.
The defense closes its case after calling 31 witnesses.
Anwar aplied Chief Justice to recuse on ground he may not be impartial.. The CJ refused to recuse.
2nd Aug Anwar refused to proceed. Federal Court dismisses Anwar's appeal to call Mahathir as a defense witness. 4th Aug
The verdict is initially scheduled for this day but is postponed.
Arifin pronounces Anwar guilty and sentences him to nine years. Sukma receives six years and four lashes.