As you are aware, the Home Minister appealed the decision of Justice Syed Helmy. The appeal is scheduled for hearing at the Federal Court in Putrajaya on 11th February 2008, 9.00 am. We had asked for a panel of five or seven judges (as opposed to the usual three) in view of the legal significance of the issues involved. Our request was refused and the appeal will presumably be determined by a panel made up of three judges.
It is the Home Minister's appeal and as such, the Government will have to convince the court that the High Court erred in law or fact. Counsel for Raja Petra will have the task of defending the correctness of the decision.