"Anwar’s defence questions Chemistry Department’s credibility"
"Lawyers for Anwar told the High Court today they had documents to show that the government laboratory based in Petaling Jaya had yet to receive its certification of accreditation from the American Society of Crime Lab Directors ASCLD.Click to see Certificate of Accreditation to Department of Chemistry Malaysia, Forensic Division - Effective Date 19 October 2005 Expiry Date 18 October 2010 from the ASCLD.
Ramkarpal Singh Deo drew the court's attention to two documents they said showed the laboratory had applied for the accreditation certificate in 2005 but was rejected.
The second document was a letter from ASCLD dated April this year saying their application had been extended until October to submit documentation to support their application.
This they argued meant that the laboratory did not meet with international standards."