Monday, November 23, 1998 Published at 09:03 GMT
Anwar trial resumes
Remaining defiant: Anwar Ibrahim denies charges
The trial of the sacked Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, has resumed in Kuala Lumpur
It was adjourned for a week while Malaysia hosted a summit of Asian-Pacific countries.
Riot police were once again in position outside the high court in Kuala Lumpur.
In a controversial speech at the summit, Mr Gore openly praised the "brave" anti-government campaigners.
The summit also saw US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright breaking short her visit to Malaysia, but not before visiting Mr Anwar's wife.
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said her husband was still in good spirits as he prepared for the trial to resume.
She also said that the demonstrations of support for her husband and the reform movement were not planned.
"These demonstrations of protest against what is happening are spontaneous, from supporters of the Reformasi.
"My husband actually started this Reformasi movement because he says we have to change for the better."
He says that Mr Gore's speech, over which the US ambassador to Malaysia, John Malott, has also been summoned to the Foreign Minstry, is forcing the anti-government protest movement increasingly on the defensive.
Four protesters, including one leading activist, were arrested following an anti-government demonstration on Saturday. They too are expected to appear in court on Monday.
"The majority of the people have given their support," she said.
"We're talking about justice. We're talking about how the police have been giving an impression of a police state."
In contrast, Dr Mahathir has praised citizens who have used a government telephone hotline to criticise Mr Gore's remarks.
The campaign is designed to allow Malaysians to vent their frustrations over alleged foreign meddling in the country's internal affairs.