Anwar Ibrahim’s PRESS STATEMENT


July 29, 2008

The hospital report leaked yesterday confirms our contention that the allegations leveled against me are baseless and politically motivated and that the complainant is an outright liar working hand in glove with those in power to assassinate my character and attempt to derail the people’s aspirations for transformational change in Malaysia.

This report makes a mockery of the so-called “impartial police investigations” and clearly shows the dubious but persistent attempts to incriminate me by whatever means employable.

How else can we fathom why the police during the last four weeks of their “thorough and professional investigations” have overlooked such a critical piece of evidence? I condemn in the strongest terms their negligence, dishonesty and recklessness in humiliating the nation by dragging us all through this vile and filthy charade.

Our refusal to submit a DNA sample has been vindicated. The failure of the police to disclose this medical report all but confrims their intention to frame me. Although quite apparent even before yesterday (July 28, 2008), their desperate attempt to collect a new DNA sample is now even clearly a last ditch effort to build a casee where none exists.

The statement by Bar President Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan in response to this latest development bears repeating.

The credibility of the Malaysian justice system as a whole is therefore at stake. The integrity of professionals, be they doctors or lawyers, must never be interfered with. The public must be left in no doubt that the criminal justice system in this country will not be misused or abused.”

Several weeks ago I filed a police report implicating Musa Hassan and Gani Patail in the conspiracy to fabricate evidence in my 1998 case. The ACA subsequently opened an inquiry into the matter. Given their current involvement as heads of the police and Attorney General’s chambers, and their earlier attempts ot discredit and defame me, I have consistently asserted that a fair investigation into this matter would be impossible, notwithstanding the dubious character of the complainant and his association with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister’s wife and her staff, as well as key figures in the police department.

I reiterate earlier calls to ensure the safety and security of the doctor who authored this medical report. Reports that he and his family may be in danger must not be taken lightly given earlier instances when key witnesses in high profile cases in Malaysia have been threatened, coerced or gone missing.

My family and I have endured a great deal during the last month. Our fears of a repeat of the trauma and abuse inflicted upon us in 1998 were bearable only with the tremendous outpouring of support from our friends in Malaysia and throughout the world. We breathed a deep sigh of relief upon hearing of the report and after seeing it with our own eyes felt a great burden lifted from our shoulders. We remain eternally grateful to them for their belief in us and their commitment to the cause of freedom and justice in Malaysia.

I have willingly cooperated in the police investigations; careless and vindictive though it has turned out to be. But I have decided that the nation is in a grave situation economically and socially and I can no longer be distracted by such nuisances. I am now determined to move ahead with the reform agenda, which the Malaysian people endorsed in the last elections, and I do not intend to address these scurrilous accusations anymore.

At a time when the world economy is spiraling into recession and Malaysia has struggled to remain competitive with its neighbours, this scandal was raised at the worst possible moment. The problems of inflation, unemployment, and investor confidence grow more serious by the day. The authorities, aided by senior Ministers in the government, appear to be wilfully dragging the nation’s stature down in their last ditcj efforts to retain power. The international community has expressed its disdain for what is happening and that will translate to less foreign investment, less tourism and an even weaker economy.

I call upon the government to rise above petty vindictiveness and maneuvering for power, and to be sincere, honest and hence effective in its actions. The national good that, for the moment now resposes in their hands, demands nothing less.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

7 thoughts on “Anwar Ibrahim’s PRESS STATEMENT

  1. This is a government without a human heart and a soul. I call upon the ‘good man in BN to do the needful to stop this charade and redeem whatever little credibility that is left in the administration.

  2. Anwar, as a brother citizen of Malaysia, should be accorded support from everyone of us against the injustice done to him by the current administration. They have never learnt from the lessons of the first sodomy case against Anwar in 1998.

  3. Regardless if you are the Answar supporters or opponents or “fence-sitters”, we should all support Anwar for being the side of Rakyat, defending the freedom from state machinery persecution. If you happen to be the opponents of Anwars, you could fight with him later (after this sodomy case) in proper political arena. Defending Anwar from government persecution should transcends party-line, race, religion, and your like-and-dislike of him polically. I believe we as a nation should be able to fight like a gentlemen (or women) at the political space.
    Are you able to lift ourselves up a notch?

  4. Well said Shiou. this is not a personal issue between Anwar and another individual. This is Anwar versus the whole government machinery and this affects all Malaysians. Lakie you said if all Malaysians must put a stop to this abuse by certain people in government. It is for the good of all Malaysians and our future.
    Shrek so angry and turning Red 10-4

  5. If I’m allowed to kill. The first fellow I kill will be the stupid IGP with at least 10 bullets in his head to confirm him out of my sight.

  6. Obviously Anwar is a much bigger threat to UMNO’s status quo than they care to admit. They will go to any lengths to hinder his progress and in view of their easy disposition to crookedness, corruption, deception, and treachery, I would not discount them going the distance in neutralizing this man.

    They have shown scant respect for civilized society rules of engagement, essentially mocking the hallowed principles, teachings, and practices of Islam by their disgraceful deeds.

    Nothing is more important to them than continuing to plunder the nation to feed their lavish and decadent lifestyles. And hell on earth awaits anyone trying to upset the trough they are feeding from.

    They are beyond shame, no conscience disturbs their sleep, and considerations of nation, race, or religion are petty distractions to their shallow small-minded ambitions.

    Its not Anwar or any particular individuals freedom and dignity at stake anymore. We are collectively in danger if these rogues are allowed to have their way and the nation continues to lurch from scandal to crisis, rapidly descending into the ranks of failed states which we used to mock not so long ago.

  7. DSAI, saya agak terharu membacanya. Sudah jelas lagi jelas , the whole government machinery is trying to ‘ finish’ you off for good. My immediate reaction is that you mustn’t longer allow blatant abuse of power to proceed further. It must be put to an end.

    For starters, you cannot ‘ play by the rules’ any longer. Utilize your machinery to the fullest. I am wondering, what happen to your strategist, planners and die hard supporters ?

    As of now, I don’t see any effective rebuttal coming coming from your end specifically with main stream government media who are systemically ‘frying’ you on daily basis.

    You have to start now releasing your ‘salvo’ and giving some real ‘heat’. You can’t rely on RPK all the time. Mesti ada budak2 you yang hebat2 untuk membuat kerja2 ini.

    Seacara peribadi, saya agak terkilan dengan keupayaan dan kebolehan anak2 buah you, yang masih lagi takut2 untuk bertindak.

    Salam.

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