Anwar accused again
YB Nik Nazmi just confirmed to me that the above was sent by PKR's sms service. I also spoke to an Editor of a mainstream newspaper and he said, "Yes, we'll be carrying a story on a police report lodged against a politician for sodomy. But we won't be naming names."RM0.00 Polis telah menahan pembantu khas DSAI Saiful Bahari ptg ini dan memaksa beliau membuat pengakuan diliwat. Polis dijangka menahan DSAI hari ini. Sebarkan.
Anwar has called for a press conference tomorrow afternoon.
I'll update, but do me a favour: stay calm and don't listen to rumours.
Malaysia's Anwar to be investigated on sex charges: police
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be investigated over new allegations of sodomy, police said Saturday, the same charge that saw him jailed a decade ago.
Anwar's Keadilan party said that one of his aides, Saiful Bahari, had been arrested and "forced" to make a statement saying he was sodomized by the opposition leader.
"Yes, we have received a police report from an aide of Anwar Ibrahim that he was sodomized. But no, we will not arrest Anwar at the moment," said deputy police chief Ismail Omar.
"We will investigate this report first. We will look into it and carry out the necessary steps before issuing any warrant of arrest," he told AFP.
Keadilan officials said that Anwar and other top members of the party were holding crisis talks and feared that he could be arrested soon.
The charismatic leader of Malaysia's resurgent opposition was a respected deputy prime minister and finance minister until 1998 when he was sacked and later jailed on sodomy and corruption charges.
He spent six years in jail until the sex charge was overturned, but the corruption conviction kept him out of politics until recently.
In March he led an alliance of opposition parties to unprecedented gains, wresting a third of parliamentary seats and five states from the Barisan Nasional coalition which has ruled for half a century.
Since then he has claimed he has the support of enough government lawmakers to form a new government.