Wednesday, July 16, 2008



Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is now at the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters (IPKKL) where he is believed to be giving a statement concerning investigation into the alleged sodomy involving him.

A Bernama journalist who was at the IPKKL saw Anwar arriving in a four-wheel-drive vehicle at 1.10pm escorted by 20 police cars.

The PKR advisor had earlier been given up to 2pm today to appear at the IPKKL to give a statement on the case or face arrest.

On Tuesday, Anwar failed to appear at the IPKKL although it was said that he had agreed to do so to give a statement on the allegation that he had committed sodomy against his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Earlier this morning, the PKR advisor was at the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Headquarters in Putrajaya to give a statement concerning his report against Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.

PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, when met by reporters at the IPKKL, said Anwar was arrested by police near their home in Segambut while returning home after giving a statement to the ACA in Putrajaya.

She said she was attending the Dewan Rakyat sitting when she received a call from her husband on the detention, and subsequently rushed to the IPKKL.

"Datuk Seri Anwar managed to call me while he was being taken to the IPKKL in a car," she said.

Anwar's lawyer, Sankara Nair was also seen at the IPKKL and entering the building, believed to be accompanying Anwar in making the statement.

Other PKR leaders who were waiting to get the latest news on Anwar at the IPKKL were his daughter, Nurul Izzah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai, PKR vice-president Mohamed Azmin Ali, PKR information head Tian Chua, PKR Youth head Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, DAP chairman Karpal Singh and DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang.

Karpal Singh, when met by reporters, said he would endeavour to get Anwar's release as soon as possible.

Nurul Izzah, meanwhile, said she was supposed to accompany her father to the IPKKL this afternoon after promising to do so.

Meanwhile, police tightened security at all the entrants into the IPKKL following the latest development.

Within less than one hour that Anwar was at the IPKKL, about 200 of his supporters were seen waiting outside the IPKKL compound. - BERNAMA

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