Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Anwar: I will be charged tomorrow - Malaysiakini

Looks like "they" are fighting against time. Desperately fighting against time. Anwar must be charged at whatever costs to stop him from contesting!

Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/87336

Anwar: I'll be charged tomorrow

Aug 6, 08 12:38pm

PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim today said he had been informed he would be formally charged with sodomy tomorrow - a crime punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment.

"They are charging me tomorrow. It's for sodomy," Anwar told AFP, adding that the authorities had informed him of the move in a letter.

Anwar, a former deputy premier who was jailed a decade ago on sodomy charges that were later overturned, faces new allegations by a 23-year-old aide, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Anwar has rejected the accusations which he says have been fabricated to prevent him from toppling the government, after landmark March elections that handed the opposition an unprecedented one-third of parliamentary seats.

He announced last week he would contest a by-election for a seat vacated by his wife and earlier today the Election Commission announced the vote would be held on Aug 26.

The commission's chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said parties must nominate their candidates on Aug 16.

"During the by-election, it is important for all parties to follow the orders given by the security authorities and ensure peace and stability," he told reporters.

Polling day on Tuesday

Anwar, the figurehead of PKR which heads the three-member opposition alliance, has said he is bracing for "massive" vote-rigging by the government to block him from winning the key ballot.

PKR information chief Tian Chua condemned the authorities' decision to hold the vote on a Tuesday, instead of on the weekend which is usual practice.

"I think the reason they are having it on a weekday is to reduce the turnout," he said.

"This is a deliberate action to inconvenience the voters. We condemn the Election Commission for their decision."

"We fear there could be rigging. We urge our supporters not to be complacent, it is going to be a tough battle but we are confident of victory," he said.

Earlier today, the police visited Anwar at his home in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur at 12.10pm and is learnt to have served him with a notice to appear in court tomorrow.

The police team was led by ASP Jude Pereira, who refused to speak to the waiting horde of reporters as he left Anwar's house.

Visit by police

The police visited the home of PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur at 12.10pm today and it is learnt that they have served him with a notice to appear in court tomorrow.

The police team was led by DSP Jude Pereira - who refused to speak to the waiting horde of reporters as he left Anwar's house.

The notice requires Anwar to be present at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 10am tomorrow.

Anwar meanwhile has called for a press conference at the PKR headquarters at 3pm today.

At present he is believed to be having a meeting with his lawyers and party leaders.

The sodomy charge preferred against Anwar is not expected to have a bearing in the by-election as only convicted persons are barred from contesting or forced to step down from being an elected representative. - malaysiakini

9 comments:

Haris Fadzilah said...

At last Anwar will be charged tomorrow. Yang pastinya tak sabar nak tau keputusan mahkamah nanti. Dalam masa yang sama tak sabar nak tau sama ada Anwar boleh bertanding dalam pilihanraya Permatang Pauh atau tak...

Anonymous said...

there are 2 things of many issues now that will get high attention from public.

Permatang Pauh by-election and Sodomy trial.

we just have to wait and see how thing goes for both it.hopefully there's no band incident will occur during the by-election and
the trial.

malaysian citizen

Anonymous said...

A sad day for Malaysia.

donmny said...

HARAP SEMUNYA BAIK DEMI KESEJAHTERAAN MALAYSIA

Anonymous said...

To Haris Fadzilah,

Anwar hampir pasti boleh bertanding kerana masih belum didapati bersalah. Dlm keadaan biasa ianya akan mengambil masa yg lama bertahun-tahun kerana kalau pun didapati salah ia boleh rayu kpd Mahkamah Rayuan, lepas tu Mahkamah Persekutuan dan akhir sekali boleh merayu pengampunan YDP Agong. Proses ini makan masa tapi spt sedia maklum bila melibatkan Anwar "layanan istimewa" diberi. Kita sama-sama tengok hakim mana pula akan ikut jejak Augustine Paul atau Ariffin Jaka yg akan berteriak "not relevant" lebih agresif dpd pendakwa. Inilah istimewanya negaraku Malaysia yg berumur lebih 50 thn tapi masih belum dewasa!!

dpd: cinta m'sia

sad, with a white hair. said...

tok mummy, boleh tak minta e-mel tok.

Hi&Lo said...

Wonder if Saiful will be asked to enact the sodomy act in open court?

Anonymous said...

Even if Anwar really enjoys sodomy, that is of his personal concern. He did not sodomized a small boy but a fully grown man who has the ability to resist.
I will still vote for Anwar because up until now, they still can't find any act of corruption against him.
If they can, I will change my mind.

Johnny Chiam

Anonymous said...

Tok mommy,

You wrote:

Looks like "they" are fighting against time. Desperately fighting against time. Anwar must be charged at whatever costs to stop him from contesting!

The Ec announced the election dates and then tomorrow they are charging him in court.

As Anwar said: their strategy is so sleek.

Then we have the sleepy emperor saying that saiful bugger nas the right to claim defence. By saying that he has already indicated that anwar is the guilty party.

And what did he say when RPK alleged the involvement of Najib and MrsC4 in the Altantuya's murder?

That Najib and MrC4 aka the penguin are not involved.

Moron!!