News reports of Malaysia’s de facto opposition Anwar Ibrahim sodomizing one of his aides have hit the stands again. Apparently, an aide of Anwar’s had lodged a police report alleging that he was sodomized by the former. This was similar to the allegations that landed him in jail in 1998. Police investigations are now ongoing.

Could it be that old habits die hard? Or could Anwar be set up by the current government in an attempt to dampen his efforts of over throwing the former? Even if police investigations are being carried out, would there be a chance that the outcome will be in the favour of the current government? Until the whole story is out, it’s really hard to tell.

PUTRAJAYA – MALAYSIA’S opposition Parti Keadilan Raykat has moved its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim into a ‘safe but undisclosed location’ after he had received death threats.

His wife and PKR president Satin Seri Wan Azizah Ismail said this at a press conference on Sunday afternoon, just hours after an aide of Mr Anwar’s had lodged a police report alleging he was sodomised by the one-time deputy prime minister.

Mr Anwar was was sacked by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over similar allegations in 1998.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin said the police would conduct a thorough and fair investigation in the sodomy allegations.

They will also investigate the allegations before taking a statement from Mr Anwar, he said.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi reiterated that the Barisan Nasional Government was not behind the latest allegation of sodomy against Mr Anwar.

Stating that he was shocked on hearing the police report lodged by an aide of Mr Anwar on Saturday night, Mr Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he would leave the police to conduct investigations on the allegations and to take the necessary action.

He said he or the Government did not instruct the police to take any action. On Anwar’s statement that the allegations were a complete fabrication to kill his political career, as in 1998 when he was sacked as Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Abdullah said the Government had nothing to do with the police report.

‘We are not involved. Umno and Barisan Nasional did not plan to trouble, disturb or accuse him.

‘I believe even my friends like Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib (Tun Razak) did not have any intention to do such a thing to him,’ he told reporters here on Sunday after launching the Bumi Hijau programme.

Mr Abdullah said the alleged victim has the right to lodge a police report if it had really happened.

When asked if Mr Anwar would be arrested following the latest allegation, Mr Abdullah said he did not want to speculate on the matter and would leave the matter to the police.

Meanwhile the aide, who had started working at PKR about three months ago to help in the 12th general election, had lodged a police report alleging sodomy by the PKR leader at about 5.45pm on Saturday.

The man, in his 20s, is being treated at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr Anwar called for an urgent press conference at 1.20am Sunday morning to deny the allegations.

In a statement read out by PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah at a hotel in Shah Alam, he described the allegations as ‘total fabrication’.

The statement, which was also faxed to media offices, said: ‘The police report lodged against me today is a complete fabrication. I believe we are witnessing a repeat of the methods used against me in 1998 when false allegations were made under duress.’

Sources said police were waiting for the medical report from the hospital before proceeding with investigations.

They also said Mr Anwar was expected to be called up by the police to have his statement recorded.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang posted in his blog early on Sunday morning that he had spoken to Mr Anwar over the phone and ‘he is expecting the worst.’

Mr Anwar and his adopted brother Mr Sukma Darmawan Sasmitaat Madja were found guilty by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Aug 8, 2000 on the charge of sodomising Anwar’s former family driver, Mr Azizan Abu Bakar, at Mr Sukma’s apartment in Tivoli Villa, Bangsar, between January and March 1993.

Mr Anwar was sentenced to nine years’ jail while Mr Sukma received six years and ordered to be given four strokes of the rotan. Mr Sukma was also convicted by the High Court on a charge of abetting Mr Anwar in the commission of the offence.

In 2003, the Court of Appeal dismissed their appeals.

Mr Anwar was first convicted for corruption on April 14, 1999 and was jailed for six years. He should have been released on April 14, 2003 after a one-third remission but had to start serving his sentence for the sodomy offence, which the court ordered to be served consecutively.

Mr Anwar was freed in 2004 after the Federal Court acquitted him of the charge of sodomising his former family driver. — The Star/SANN

Source: Straits Times Interactive, http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/S-E%2BAsia/STIStory_252879.html

Article extracted on 29th June 2008



Reader's Comments

  1. singaporean | June 29th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Ouch. Truely asia~

  2. Onlooker | June 29th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    What they are recycling the trick that DR M used around 10 year ago????
    That’s progress. (not)
    They forgot that this is also the reason their Reformasi become successful in the first place. By placing peep in “trump up charges?”.
    And here I thought, They could at least do a scandal tape or something like that.
    Nope just get a popcorn and watch the unfolding political Drama on TV.
    Malaysia, Bo(idea,innovation)leh!

  3. ricE | June 30th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    old habits die hard? and hiding in the turkish embassy? if you have read anything about turkey… let’s just say these acts are well documented in turkish literatures. birds of a feather…?

  4. Sham | June 30th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    just responding to @rice, birds of a feather, fuck together? lolx

    anyways, i think the gays in both side of the Causeway would rather that it be true that he did perform it, and be fine with it. come out of the closet already.

    there is of course, the dichotomy of being a populist moderate-muslim and being gay(or bisexual).

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