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PKR men rubbish new sodomy claim

 | July 17, 2012

But Anwar's aide says his office will 'wait and see'.

PETALING JAYA: Anwar Ibrahim’s office today brushed off a fresh allegation of sodomy against the opposition leader, saying the blogger making the claim is notorious for his lack of credibility.

“The only thing we can do is to wait and see because we don’t know how true this is,” said Anwar’s personal assistant, Eekmal Ahmad, referring to the claim that a police report had been lodged.

In an article posted last night on papagomo.com, the well-known pro-Umno blogger said he had received information that a university student had lodged a police report against the PKR de facto leader, claiming to have been sodomised the previous night.

“If you look at his writings, you’ll find not everything is exactly credible,” Eekmal said.

If it is true that a police report has been made, this will be the third time that Anwar is facing a sodomy charge.

He was charged with the crime in 1998 and again in 2011, but was found innocent in both cases.

PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli has also rubbished the allegation.

“Heard about it, but it is rubbish bro,” he said in a Twitter message this morning.

In an interview with Sinar Harian Online, Rafizi also said: “I don’t think the party sees what is written by Papagomo as a threat. No, no.”

PKR treasurer William Leong has also rejected the allegation.

“I think the public is tired of gutter politics. They should be talking about policies,” said Leong in reference to Umno.

Anwar is currently in Jakarta attending a forum entitled Peace and Reconcilitation in South East Asia, which is organised by the publisher of Strategic Review: The Indonesian Journal of Leadership Policy and World Affairs.

When contacted today, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said no such report had been lodged.

“No report so far,” he told FMT.

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