Sunday, 29 June 2008

Anwar accused of sodomy... again

A police report has been lodged against PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for alledgedly somising one of his aides - the second time that such an accusation has been made in over 10 years, according to a report by Malaysiakini.

According to rocky'sbru YB Nik Nazmi (The PKR State Assemblyman for Seri Setia) has confirmed that the above information was sent by PKR's sms service. He also spoke to an Editor of a mainstream newspaper who said that they'll be carrying a story on a police report lodged against a politician for sodomy but won't be naming names.

Anwar has called for a press conference tomorrow afternoon.

Below is the story by the Associated Press on the police report.

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar accused of sodomizing aide

AP - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A police official and politicians say Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been accused of sodomizing his male aide.

Anwar's lawyer has denied the allegation.

Kuala Lumpur's police chief for criminal investigations, Ku Chin Wah, said Saturday that a man filed a police complaint late Saturday claiming that Anwar sodomized him.

He said police are "investigating the complaint."

Ku declined to identify the man, but representatives of the opposition People's Justice Party identified him as Anwar's special assistant, Saiful Bahari.

The accusation comes 10 years after Anwar was ousted from government in a power struggle amid accusations of corruption and sodomy. He was convicted on both charges, but the sodomy conviction was later overturned.
Anwar has issued a press statement on the police report below:


Press statement on police report: FOR iMMEDIATE RELEASE

By Anwar Ibrahim

June 29, 2008, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA

The police report lodged against me earlier today is complete fabrication. I believe we are witnessing a repeat of the methods used against me in 1998 when false allegations were made under duress. This is clearly a desperate attempt by the Nasional Barisan regime to arrestthe movement of the Malaysian people towards freedom, democracy and justice.

The report has been organized by interested parties to attack me in retaliation for evidence I have recently obtained implicating IGP Musa Hassan and the AG Gani Patail in misconduct including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against me in 1998-1999. This vile attack will not prevent me from releasing this dossier to the public.

I urge the Malaysian people to stand against the repressive forces that will be unleashed by the government in the coming days and weeks. We expect the media, the judiciary and the police force to all come under the direct and unchecked control of the executive.

My fellow Malaysians - we took a bold step forward on March 8th towards a new dawn for freedom and justice for all of our citizens. This people’s movement for change must go on with all of our strength and conviction.

ANWAR IBRAHIM


Related article: Fitnah Sodomi Cubaan Cemar Maruah Bakal PM Anwar Ibrahim

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

An under-handed tactic being used by a desperate BN government.

Siapa percaya memang tuduhan ini, dia sah bahalol!

KHL said...

This is a clear case of political assasination.

Truth will preveil. So stay calm people.

We'aint no fools said...

What can be more coincidental then the timing to accuse DSAI again for sodomy.

The BN hasnt learnt from the PRU12. The fact that it was whacked during the last election still hasnt sunk in their heads.

The voters has rejected you! What makes the BN leaders think that the rakyat will believe in the same allegations against DSAI when the first two convictions on the sodomy charges have been overturned by the court.

This is a desperate attempt by the BN Govet to discredit DSAI because:

* DSAI can now contest in a by-election

* he has publicly announced that he has the MP’s he needs to form the government

* SAPP has declarated it has no confidence in Pak Lah's leadership

* Raja Petra made a statuary declaration about fat mama being at the scene of mongolian Altantuya’s murder

* An anti petrol hike protest being planned for next Sunday.

What a coincidence! The timing is just so right! Just charge him again.

But we aint no fools. Idiots!

Anonymous said...

Agree wholeheartedly with we aint no fools

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

pemerhati said...

Ini adalah satu fitnah dan percubaan oleh pihak yang merasa tergugat untuk menjatuhkan Sdr Anwar supaya menutup mulut beliau ekoran bukti yang beliau perolehi.

Ternyata salahgunaan kuasa telah digunakan untuk menangkap Sdr Anwar atas kepentingan individu.

Ini jelas merupakan satu percubaan terdesak (desperate measure saperti yang diutarakan oleh anon 9:12:00 AM) kerajaan Barisan Nasional menyekat kuasa rakyat ke arah "freedom", "democracy" dan "justice".

Anonymous said...

Anwar said: The report has been organized by interested parties to attack me in retaliation for evidence I have recently obtained implicating IGP Musa Hassan and the AG Gani Patail in misconduct including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against me in 1998-1999. This vile attack will not prevent me from releasing this dossier to the public...

Go ahead, bro Anwar.

Please produce the dossier and let us see what they’re all about.

If it is true, Malaysians want to kick some butts too!

Moo... said...

Looks like BN bankrupt of ideaslah.

Be originallah instead of using old idea of the old senile man.

Malaysia booooleh.......

Anonymous said...

Here's a lil background on the aide who lodged the report on Anwar.

Go here:

http://jahilgoblog.net/?p=194

or

http://jahilgoblog.net

Kim said...

Would like to share this piece taken from Malaysian Insider

A different Malaysia 10 years on

ANALYSIS

JUNE 29 — Here we go again. Like 10years ago, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim appears on the cusp of taking power. Like 10 years ago, he is facing a career-ending charge of being a sodomite. Like 10 years ago, this charge is going to put the country into a tailspin, split families right down the centre, drive a wedge between life time friends.

The Malaysian Insider finds out what has changed since 1998 when Anwar was accused of sodomy and sacked from government by the then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

WHAT'S CHANGED:

Anwar Ibrahim

Six years in jail, a message of change and a promise of a better future for all Malaysians has turned Anwar from political opportunist into the hope of the nation. The Anwar of today and 1998 share some similarities – both appear more comfortable in the company of rhetoric than in substance. Both appear in a hurry for the ultimate political prize. Both crave for the international spotlight.

But the Anwar of today is genuinely admired by Malays, Chinese and Indians and viewed by many as the one politician who could unite the nation and chart a new era of growth and stability for Malaysia. Few believe that he was guilty of corruption and sodomy and are convinced that he was a victim of trumped up charges by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

His ability to rise from the depths of defeat and despair, and unite the Opposition with a reform message has caught the imagination of the Malaysian public.

In 1998, he and his close circle of supporters believed that it was his time to occupy the top political seat in the house. Today, many Malaysians think that he is the prime minister-in-waiting. They are more than willing to overlook his faults and shortcomings.

There is going to be a fair bit of cynicism going around today about the police report lodged by his aide. The name of Sukma Darmawan will pepper lunchtime conversations.

On Sept 19, 1999, Sukma was jailed six months by Sessions Judge Hasnah Mohamad Hashim after pleading guilty to allowing Anwar to sodomise him.

He had pleaded guilty to committing an act of gross indecency under Section 377(d) at the official residence of the former Deputy Prime Minister in Kuala Lumpur in April 1998.

In 2006, the Court of Appeal comprising Justices Gopal Sri Ram, Hashim Mohd Yusoff and James Foong unanimously allowed Sukma's appeal and set aside the conviction and jail sentence.

The judges said they were convinced that "in the circumstances, the conviction was wholly unsafe."

Media

One of the chief concerns during the recent Umno supreme council retreat was the independent streak displayed by several mainstream newspapers. Party officials felt that the Star, New Straits Times and the Sun seemed anti-establishment on certain days and fawning in their coverage of Anwar and Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng on other days.

They suggested that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi take stern action against the top media bosses. Sad. They just don’t get it.

The era of controlling media coverage or expecting newspaper to sugarcoat all reports about the government is over. It ended officially on March 8.

Fact is that the editors of the mainstream media had to face one reality after March 8: that 48 per cent of the Malaysian electorate voted for Pakatan Rakyat. As such, the newspapers and television stations had to recalibrate their bias against the Opposition or flirt with irrelevance.

Sure there will be wall-to-wall coverage of the police report filed by Anwar’s aide but in the days and weeks ahead Anwar and critics of the government will also get their space in the Star, Sun, Edge Financial Daily and other mainstream outlets. Some writers will scrutinise all the actions by the police and let the public know if the stench of a stitch-up is overpowering.

There will not be the Pravda-like journalism of 1998 which saw the NST, Malay Mail, RTM and TV3 convict Anwar even before he stepped into court. Why? Because the editors know that the punishment from Malaysians will be swift and painful. Why? Because the media bosses know that unlike 1998, Malaysia’s alternative media is fully developed.

If the mainstream media is one-sided, Anwar and his supporters can take comfort that the public will turn to the vast number of blogs and news portals that have mushroomed in the last decade for their source of information.

Fear

It’s gone. Malaysians have lost their fear of going against authority, of voting in the Opposition, of challenging the prime minister, of demonstrating on the streets and of the unknown. The result: a messier but a far more accountable Malaysia.

There was a time when Malaysian would have opted for stability over anything else. They would have put up with stock answers from Barisan Nasional politicians, and accepted blindly assertions by the police.

Not now. Even the mighty are finding this out. Perhaps no other group has benefited from the unshackling of fear as much as Pakatan Rakyat. Perhaps no other politician has urged Malaysians to cast aside their traditional caution as much as Anwar Ibrahim.

If the police believe that they can walk up to Anwar’s spacious home, whisk him away in unmarked police cars and detain him indefinitely under the Internal Security Act like they did in 1998, they will be in for a rude shock. Not only will Pakatan Rakyat bring large crowds onto the streets across the country but the authority of the BN government to rule Malaysia will be severely undermined.

Anwar has to be given due process, the police investigations must be transparent, and the evidence must be able to withstand the toughest scrutiny. Otherwise, it will be Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his administration which will end up being on trial. And it will not be a pretty sight.

The Opposition

The sacking of Anwar from government and Umno in 1998 split the Malay community. Parti Islam SeMalaysia (Pas) benefited greatly from the fissures, overnight transforming itself from a political bit player into a mainstream heavyweight. In the 1999 general elections, Pas retained Kelantan, won control of Terengganu and won 27 parliamentary seats.

But the Opposition was weak, an alliance in name only, and greatly outnumbered in Parliament. Not today. Today the PKR-DAP-PAS alliance has 82 MPs and controls Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan.

Today, Opposition politicians have the stature and command the respect of a significant number of Malaysians. They have the numbers and can send the country into paralysis with demonstrations if they choose to do so.

J lo said...

Tok mommy,

Cant help thinking about the timing of the accusation against DSAI. Kinda fishy and it stinks.

And this Saiful guy, I visited the link a commentator here posted.

He filled the post vacated by Nik Nazmi and has been working only for three months as DSAI's aide. Has he been paid lotsa money to go against his boss? I wonder!

And he doesnt seem a likeable character and not that popular among his peers - from reading the link given by the commentator (anon 11:11:00 AM).

Anonymous said...

Saya melihat ini adalah pertarungan mengadu kekuatan antara kem AAB dan Najib setelah najib tidak menolak kemungkinan akan mencabar AAB sekiranya mendapat cukup pencalunan.

Mula-mula kita dikejutkan oleh akuan sumpah oleh RPK. Kemudian RPK pula disaman oleh aziz buyong dan isterinya yang dinamakan didalam akuan sumpah RPk.

Dalam perbicaraan kes altantuya pada khamis lalu, razak banginda telah mengamuk dan menendang kerusi dan ade menyebut sesuatu tentang AAB.

Now ini pulak - tuduhan DSAI meliwat staffnya. Jika kita campur kenyataan najib mengenai pertandingan jawatan presiden, akuan sumpah RPK, saman keatas RPK, outburst razak banginda pada khamis lepas di mahkamah - it cant help but to say someone is planning yhat najib is responsible mengenai laporan liwat keatas DSAI.

Ade orang cuba meletakkan blame keatas najib. Juga sebagaicara untuk memberitahu ahli-ahli UMNO(baru) bahawa najib tidak layak memegang jawatan presiden UMNO(baru) dan menjadi PM sekiranya beliau berjaya menewaskan AAB daslam pemilihan disember ini.

Rasanya tidak sukar untuk meneka siapakah mastermind bagi menghancurkan najib ini dengan repot liwat ini. Trade mark budak2 terlalu obvious...

Anonymous said...

Whether mole planted or not, was not an issue. The truth to find is whether there is a crime committed. "Jerat tidak lupakan Pelanduk". Remember Chua Soi Lek and his A.YAM ?