Will Nallakaruppan's allegations draw Anwar into yet another court drama? (Graphic by Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president N Surendran said the party’s strategy in dealing with allegations regarding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sexual and moral conduct is to sue the news source which has highlighted those allegations.
Surendran told The Mole: “PKR’s main target is news daily Utusan Malaysia for publishing untrue allegations of Anwar’s sexual misconduct.”
“Nallakaruppan is being used by Utusan to smear Anwar’s name as they are the main instigators behind the allegation,” he said.
Asked whether Anwar, who is the Opposition leader, would sue the Datuk T trio for revealing a video they claimed to be Anwar and allegedly having sex with a prostitute, Surendran said the courts would be clogged up if Anwar sued everyone.
Surendran also said a former key witness in Anwar’s 1999 sodomy trial, Ummi Hafilda Ali, is another of Umno's tool used to bring down Anwar and PKR’s popularity in the country.
PKR Secretary-General Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the allegations made by the Datuk T trio and Ummi do not need any attention from the party.
“They (Umno) are trying again to use them as tools to bring down Anwar. For us at PKR this is a not an issue and they can go ahead and say whatever they want,’’ Saifuddin said.
Meanwhile, bloggers speculated about whether the case would end up in court, and what the results would be.
Blogger Dr MiM pointed out that Anwar had only filed a notice of claim, not a lawsuit, and said he believed Nallakaruppan would respond quickly, paving the way for a "court drama".
“The next step will be to see if Anwar Ibrahim is really brave enough to sue S Nallakaruppan,” the blogger wrote, “and is ready for another court drama that would be even more sensational and shocking than the ones before this.”
Another blogger wrote: “If Parti KeAdilan Rakyat’s adviser Anwar Ibrahim sues Nallakaruppan, this issue will become more interesting because all of the secrets involving Anwar and free sex will be revealed one by one.”
Blogger Parpukari called on all authorities involved to bring the case about quickly.
“Let the people see who Anwar really is,” he said.
“If Anwar’s lawsuit is delayed,” he added, “ we the people will lose out because we won’t get to know what truths Nalla has.”
“This is an important case,” he continued. “This case is about a prime minister-in-waiting. It’s important for the people to know, so it must be given priority for the people. We want the truth.”