Malaysiakini: Anwar to file report against IGP, AG
Posted June 29, 2008on:
Anwar to file report against IGP, AG
Jun 29, 08 9:42am
A police report is expected to be lodged against the police chief Musa Hassan and attorney-general A Gani Patail this morning over their alleged misconduct during Anwar Ibrahim’s trials in 1998-1999.
Lawyers acting for the PKR de facto leader are expected to lodge the report.
Yesterday Anwar had said that he had evidence implicating inspector-general of police Musa and AG Abdul Gani Patail in misconduct, including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against him after his sacking from the government in 1998.
He added that a fresh police report lodged against him for sodomy was a result of “interested parties to attack me in retaliation” over this evidence in his possession.
The report alleging sodomy was filed by Anwar’s aide, 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, yesterday.
Anwar claimed that the accusation against him was a “complete fabrication”. PKR also said that Saiful was arrested and forced by the police to lodge such a report against Anwar.
Wan Azizah: Aide was volunteer staff
This morning party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said that Saiful was a volunteer who joined to help the party during the general election period three months ago.
She added that little was known of him and that no background check was done on him as he was just a volunteer. He later become a special assistant to Anwar.
Saiful is a former student leader at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional.
Wan Azizah also added that Anwar “was taking it well” with the latest happening.
Anwar’s lawyers are expected to hold a press conference at about 12 noon today, to be followed by one held by Anwar himself.
The police have denied that Saiful was arrested and forced to fabricate evidence as claimed by PKR.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has also denied that the government was behind the new allegation against Anwar and he would let the police to investigate the matter and take necessary action.
Meanwhile, Anwar’s supporters have started gathering at the Quality Hotel in Shah Alam in anticipation of a police action against the politician.
Many had was there overnight to monitor the situation and protect Anwar, who is at staying at a hotel to attend a two-day PKR workshop with all its elected representatives.
This morning there were two police patrol vehicles outside the hotel.
[Full report to follow]