18 witnesses give statements on sodomy report

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 – Police have recorded statements from 18 witnesses concerning the report alleging that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had sodomised his aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

“To date, we have recorded statements from 18 witnesses including several doctors who had examined the complainant (Saiful),” said CID Director Datuk Bakri Zinin at a media conference at the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters (IPPKL), today.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 377c of the Penal Code.

“Police are still in the process of identifying several other individuals believed to be involved in the case and they will be called up very soon to assist investigation,” he said.

Bakri said a court order would be issued against anyone failing to turn up to record their statement on the date and time stipulated by the police.

Asked when police would record Anwar’s statement, he said: “It’s all up to the findings of the police investigation.”

In his report lodged at the Police Beat Base at Kuala Lumpur Hospital on June 28, Mohd Saiful claimed that he was sodomised by Anwar at the `Kondominium Desa Damansara’, Jalan Setia Kasih near here, several times in June. – Bernama


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