Monday, 30 June 2008

Anwar to sue his accuser

Anwar files suit against former aide (updated)

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed a lawsuit against his former aide for allegedly lodging a malicious and false report against him and defaming him.

Anwar has named Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, (pic. right) as a defendant in the suit filed at the High Court (civil) registry here at 10.30am on Monday.

He filed a writ of summons and an indorsement of claim through the law firm of Messrs Ranjit Ooi & Robert Low.

In the indorsement of claim (the summary of the suit), Anwar said Mohd Saiful had lodged a police report on Saturday saying that he had been sodomised by Anwar on Thursday.

Anwar contended that the defendant had acted maliciously and lodged the police report with an ulterior and a collateral purpose to harm him and destroy him politically.

The PKR de facto leader further claimed that Mohd Saiful knew that the police report would receive wide national and international media coverage.

Anwar, rejecting the sodomy accusation as "a complete fabrication", has been holed up in the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur since early Sunday (read here), claiming his safety was in danger and accusing the government of trying to thwart his rising political clout.

Foreign minister Datuk Rais Yatim has since accused Turkey of meddling in Malaysia's internal affairs by giving refuge to an opposition leader. (read here )

The former deputy prime minister has told Al Jazeera he will remain in the embassy until he is assured of his safety.

Police are awaiting results of medical tests on Anwar's accuser.

Prime Minster Abdullah Badawi has denied that the Barisan Nasional government had any responsibility for the aide's accusation, saying there was no conspiracy "to cause [Anwar] trouble or harass him or raise such issues to undermine him".

Today his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has also denied any involvement in Anwar sodomy allegation.

“I am not involved in the case in any way,” the Deputy Prime Minister told reporters at Parliament lobby here on Monday.

Anwar has recently been stepping up a campaign to unseat Abdullah, saying he is in a position to engineer enough defections from the ruling coalition.

(Sources: Aljazeera, The Star)


shafikah? said...

Hello kak,

Crazy allegations every where right, about this issue? I was reading that there are some fanatical parties even who are so confident that Anwar was NOT guilty in his previous sodomy charge. Where the heck do they get their info? Based on my past recollections, nobody said that Anwar was innocent. The judges undoubtedly agreed that the sodomy indeed took place, but only they had insufficient evidence to prove so. Neither was Anwar NOT guilty because they have no evidence to prove so.

Quoted from

"we find evidence to confirm that the appellants (Anwar and Sukma) were involved in homosexual activities and we are more inclined to believe that the alleged incident at Tivoli Villa did happen, sometime, this court, as a court of law, may only convict the appellants if the prosecution has successfully proved the alleged offences as stated in the charges, beyond reasonable doubt, on admissible evidence and in accordance with established principles of law. We may be convinced in our minds of the guilt or innocence of the appellants but our decision must only be based on the evidence adduced and nothing else."

Hi&Lo said...

As far as sodomy is concerned, I am 100 percent sure Anwar is innocent whatever the conclusion of the judges.

One doctor had testified the tear in Sukma's anus was due to piles. He had an operation before.

The fact that throughout the previous trials, it was too obviously one sided.

If Anwar was a homosexual as charged, they didn't have to go to extremes.

Anonymous said...

More updates on Anwar Saga from the Rumour Mills, go here:-

" 8.0 Apparently, Anwar knows that Saiful is a mole for UMNO. But Anwar wanted to use Saiful Bukhari to feed UMNO with deceiving information. And apparently, Anwar thinks that his plan has worked well, until the sodomy report that is. That is why pictures of Saiful with UMNO leaders were so quickly exposed to the public.

9.0 Saiful, felt that he's being used by Anwar and feeling like he has been made a fool out of, decided to act in this way. He wants to prove to Anwar that he is not that easy to be duped.

10.0 Apparently, Saiful has been scolded for feeding bad intel to UMNO. So, he has to redeem himself in this way."

warrior2 said...

If we scrutinise the various statements made by Anwar, many things dont add up! Even statements issued by his wife dont add up.

My view is, lets wait for proof and evidence before we make any conclusion.

Torrential said...

Now that it's clear the Turkish Embassy did not INVITE's throwing more light on the issue. Abit tak malu for the PKR side to claim that they spent 7 hours trying to convince Anwar to accept their protection. their credibility is really going down the drain with one blatant lie after another.

Anonymous said...

Kak Ton,
Sedihnya, bila kes pembangkang, cepat aje polis investigate dengan skuad dan alat forensik yang mahal-mahal itu. Ini pun masa harga yang melambung. Guna duit subsida lah tu.

Tapi bila anak orang hilang, tak pun nak bergesa-gesa investigate.

Anonymous said...

habis madu sepah di buang.kasihan saiful...