Malaysia still awaits a final verdict in the saga of Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial after proceedings were adjourned Monday for a last argument from the prosecution team.

The Federal Court was initially expected to deliver its verdict Monday. The five-member bench -- chaired by Chief Justice Ariffin Zakaria -- usually takes just two days to hear high profile cases, but has now spent five days hearing both defense and prosecution arguments.

The final verdict is now expected in the next few days.

Ibrahim, a former deputy prime minister, was charged with performing carnal intercourse with an aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, in capital Kuala Lumpur on June 26, 2008.

The Court of Appeal in March overturned an acquittal verdict delivered by the High Court following a lengthy trial, in the process sentencing Ibrahim to five-years in jail pending the outcome of this week's appeal.

Anadolu Agency