"Police must always treat Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim with 'a degree of decorum and respect that he deserves."
Najib said he did not want the people to have apprehension about how the police were handling Anwar's case (read here ).
During a press conference at his residence in Bukit Segambut yesterday, Anwar slammed CID director Datuk Bakri Zinin for ‘unprofessionally’ taking him into custody on Wednesday.
"I was ambushed and taken into police custody.
‘Why was I treated like a major criminal and a public enemy," he asked.
Anwar said he had to spend the night sleeping on a cold cement floor, which aggravated his back injury which was due to the beating he received from the then IGP, Tan Sri Rahim Nor on Sept 20, 1998
Describing his overnight detention as a case of 'vendetta' , he said he was put in a police lock-up "fit for a dangerous criminal'' and used a towel brought by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail as his mattress.
And during a medical check-up at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH), Anwar said he was stripped naked and his private parts examined. Malaysiakini - 'I was stripped naked, my private parts examined' ,
"They also measured the necessary parts," Anwar quipped.
However, he put his foot down when they came for his blood for DNA profiling. (Full report in Malaysiakini - Anwar dibogel, diperiksa alat sulit : Here)
Meanawhile, Pas President Datuk Haji Hadi Awang says he supports Anwar ‘s decision for refusing to give DNA sample. ( Malaysiakini: Pas sokong Anwar eggan beri DNA ).
Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang menyokong keputusan Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang enggan membenarkan Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) mengambil sampel DNA kerana dikhuatiri akan dimanipulasi pihak berkuasa.
(Najib’s in damage control mode. Good reminder to the police, though. With an already dented image, arresting Anwar the way they did, wont endear them to the public but will instead confirm the perception of "them men in blue" as a bunch of bullies.)