PKR fears Anwar an assassination target
Jun 29, 08 3:13pm
PKR today said party de facto
leader Anwar Ibrahim has received threats to his life and is currently holed up at the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
wan azizah pc on anwar sodomy saiful bukhari azlan allegations 290608 03According to PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali, the latest move to implicate Anwar in a sodomy charge lodged by a former party volunteer signaled a more serious effort by certain quarters to silence him for good.
He said that Anwar has been targeted not just for political assassination but has also received credible threats to his life.
“We (in PKR), and I myself, have received information that this is part of an attempt not only to assassinate him politically, but if possible, to kill him physically,” Syed Husin told a packed press conference at the Quality Hotel in Shah Alam.
wan azizah pc on anwar sodomy saiful bukhari azlan allegations 290608 01Among those present at the press conference is Anwar’s wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
And at a later press conference, party vice-president Azmin Ali revealed that Anwar was presently holed up in the Turkish embassy for the sake of his safety.
“He has been there since 6am. No one can visit him except for his wife and children,” said Azmin.
He said that Anwar would be at the embassy indefinitely.
Anwar’s promise to change government
Meanwhile, Syed Husin said that the party has taken all necessary steps to ensure that Anwar is safe.
He said that the assassination attempt on Anwar could also be as a result of the possible change of government as alluded by Anwar in recent months.
wan azizah pc on anwar sodomy saiful bukhari azlan allegations 290608 05The shocking announcement comes on the heels of a police report lodged yesterday against Anwar by an aide, 23-year old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, for sodomy that was allegedly committed at a luxury condomonium in Damansara.
Responding to this yesterday, Anwar said the accusation against him was the result of “interested parties” to attack him in retaliation for his possession of evidence that allegedly implicates two top government officers.
He said he had evidence that Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan and Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail were involved in misconduct, including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against him after his sacking from the government in 1998.
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