Azmin: Accuser was a ‘plant’


Azmin Ali – PKR vice-president

SHAH ALAM: Threats against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have forced him to seek refuge at a safe location, his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.

Wan Azizah, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat president, described the sodomy allegation against Anwar as the second political conspiracy and attempt on her husband’s life.

“You must take into account that when he was detained last time, he was beaten up.

“We have to take this into consideration. This is the second political conspiracy in the country,” she said.

The police have not indicated that an arrest is imminent. However, a statement from Anwar in connection with the sodomy allegation is being sought.

At the same press conference, PKR vice-president Azmin Ali alleged that Anwar’s accuser was a “plant” by “certain personalities to make this vicious attack against Anwar”.

He said the complainant joined the party during the election campaign period.

“We were short of staff in the office and suddenly he came and volunteered, which we accepted in good faith,” he said.

Azmin agreed with PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali that the accusation against Anwar was motivated by the possibility that the Pakatan Rakyat would take over the Federal Government in the next few months.

He said the government kept using the old sodomy accusation against Anwar because it had nothing else to pin on him. – NST

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