Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Malaysian opposition leader Anwar arrested

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has been accused of sodomising a male aide, has been arrested outside his home, his lawyer said Wednesday.

"The police came and took him away," said lawyer Sankara Nair, who said he witnessed the arrest.

"He had just arrived home when about 10 officers detained him at the gate of his home," he told AFP.

Nair said the police did not specify what the opposition leader was being charged with, but that he would be taken to the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters.

Anwar's Keadilan party, which leads a three-member opposition alliance, issued an immediate call for his supporters to rally outside the headquarters in the city's downtown.

"Anwar has been detained by police while travelling to his home... All supporters are asked to gather" it said in a SMS text message.

The opposition leader had been about to appear at the police headquarters for an interrogation over sexual assault allegations by Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, a 23-year-old who was a volunteer in his office.....CNA

1 comment:

J. D. Lovrenciear said...

Why treat this man like what the Americans would to Osama? Does the PM who IS the head of PDRM not know that his credibility will hit pit by such an act especially when Anwar has publicly announced that he WILL show up at PDRM. The dark clouds are descending fast. Only the King now can lift that blanket of doom before it is too late.