Cops visit Anwar’s house after session in Bukit Aman

Anwar Ibrahim’s house in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, where police visited today as part of investigation into a sexual assault complaint. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today spent about two hours at the Bukit Aman police headquarters, before police accompanied him to his home in Bukit Segambut, as part of an investigation into a sexual misconduct complaint against him.

Anwar, who was accompanied by his lawyer Ramkarpal Singh, said he has given his full cooperation to police in an hour-long session.

“Throughout the process, I have provided facts and given my full cooperation to the police,” Anwar said in a statement, adding that police personnel had acted professionally.

Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit this week launched a probe under Section 354 of the Penal Code, based on a police report lodged by Muhammed Yusoff Rawther on Dec 7.

Section 354 pertains to the use of criminal force to outrage a person’s modesty.

Yusoff, a former research assistant at Anwar’s office, was summoned twice to Bukit Aman accompanied by his lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla.

In his police report, Yusoff attached a statutory declaration, in which he claimed that Anwar had attempted to sexually assault him at his private residence in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar has strongly denied the claim, calling it baseless and politically motivated.