Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian opposition leader accused the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Gani Patail the country’s Attorney-General and police chief Musa Hassan as the main plotters in the sodomy case which he is trying to derail in the local courts.
Anwar said he believed the three concocted the plot to bring him down and to dirty his name as the opposition leader. Anwar published a document in which he raised some points why he believed such a conspiracy was underway to mis-use the country’s courts in an attempt to end his political career.
He gave 4 main reasons why there was a misuse of the courts process:
1. The accusation against him is a political conspiracy
2. The accusation is a direct attack against his personal rights and freedoms
3. The case brought against him was of bad faith by the conspirators since there are documents that prove the accused was not sodomized
4. The failure to proceed with the case against Saiful (the accused) in the Shariah courts.
Anwar’s lawyer Sivarasa Rasiah – who is also a Member of the Parliament for the Party Keadilaan Rakyat (PKR) – refered to the published medical report by the Hospital Kuala Lumpur which revealed there were no sign of penetration by force in the plaintiff’s (Saiful) anus. Hence he said there were no evidence of any sodomy committed on the person.
Anwar urged the authorities to stop the sodomy case that is to be heard two weeks from now, saying the Prime Minister was conspiring against him because he was a major threat to the latter’s political future. He also said it was useless for the PM to deny having met Saiful before the accusations were made against him.
“Why did the PM deny that he had met the so called victim before the allegations were made against me,” he asked.
“I am certain the Prime Minister is involved in this conspiracy to build a case based on false accusations,” he said, adding that the Police Chief of Malaysia and the Attorney-General were also involved in the case in order to facilitate the building of a court case against his person.
“I am also certain that this case is a tactic used by the authorities to tarnish my image and end my political career. They want to ensure that I am jailed for a long time in order to escape their own sins (he spoke of Gani Patail and the Police chief here).” he added.
The authorities are proceeding with the opening of the case against Anwar Ibrahim, accused of sodomy against Saiful Bukhari a young assistant who was involved in the election campaign of the PKR, Anwar’s party in the 2008 General Elections.