The temperature rose when Solicitor-General II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden became embroiled in a verbal tussle with several people seated in the public gallery.
Hospital Kuala Lumpur forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng took the stand again this morning to be cross examined by Anwar's defence team.
At one point, lead counsel Karpal Singh grew frustrated with the witness and requested for a break.
“They (the witnesses) are like robots which have been programmed,” he said
This paved the way for a verbal joustle between Anwar and Mohd Yusof, with the opposition leader accusing the prosecution of suppressing evidence.
“You do not know the law,” retorted Mohd Yusof.
Following Siew, the defence team is slated to grill Dr Khairul Nizam Hassan, who is also from Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
Also present in court is Australian forensic specialist Dr David Wells, who is advising the defence team.
Anwar, accused of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, is looking at the prospect of landing in prison for the second time.
The former deputy premier had languished behind bars for several years after being convicted of sodomy and abuse of power in 1999.
Like the previous charge, Anwar claims that the present accusation is also trumped up by his political rivals. But the government has denied this