I too want update on Yusoff’s assault claims, says Farhash

Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak insists that he did not assault Muhammed Yusoff Rawther.

PETALING JAYA: Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has again rejected accusations that he attacked a former research assistant at the PKR leader’s private office last year, saying he also wanted justice to prevail.

“Yusoff is playing the victim and it’s totally not true. He is a liar,” Farhash told FMT, referring to Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, who lodged a police report against Farhash in May last year.

This comes after Yusoff said he feared interference by politically connected individuals could have scuttled the investigation.

Yusoff, who also filed a separate complaint against Anwar claiming the PKR chief had sexually assaulted him in 2018, questioned the delay and silence of the authorities including the Attorney-General’s Chambers on his police report against Farhash.

Yusoff in his police report in May last year said Farhash had assaulted him at a bungalow used by Anwar as his office, causing injuries to his shoulder.

A medical report from Pantai Hospital which he showed to FMT stated that he had injuries and a tear to his shoulder, which required a surgery that would cost RM40,000.

Farhash, who denied the incident had taken place, said he too wanted an update on the police probe.

“I have no updates on the case, I want justice to prevail,” he said, adding that he was eager to clear his name.

In September, Yusoff filed a civil suit against Farhash, seeking compensation for his injuries. Last week, Farhash filed a defamation suit against Yusoff.