A police report is allegedly lodged against Anwar
Updated - 7.30pm
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have denied that a report for sodomy has been lodged against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, saying that no such report existed.
Free Malaysia Today reported that Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin confirmed that the police have not received any complaint from any undergraduate who was rumored to have been sodomised by Anwar.
In an earlier report, a blogger had posted that six months after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal of the highly controversial Sodomy II case, speculation is rife that there's a new case in store for the Pakatan Rakyat leader.
This time around it allegedly involves a university student and that a police report had been lodged against Anwar in one of the Northern states.
It was highlighted by blogger Papagomo who posted the story of Anwar and the police report lodged against him.
The blogger however said he can't confirm the truth of the report but stressed that all embassies in Malaysia must not protect Anwar if he decides to hide himself like he did in the previous sodomy case.
He also posted a photo believed to be the student in a police vehicle. The student was accompanied by another man in what appeared to be a police patrol car.
While the blogger put up the caveat that he couldn't confirm the truth, news portal Free Malaysia Today had pikced up and highlighted the story today, questioning whether it is another sodomy trial in the making.
The FMT stated that attempts to obtain confirmation from the police on whether a police report had been made against Anwar was unsuccessful.
Anwar’s aide told the portal that the opposition leader was presently away on an official visit to Jakarta.
Anwar has been charged for sodomy twice.
The first one was in 1998 while the second one was in 2008 when his personal aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan lodged a police report claiming that he had been sodomised by Anwar.
He was charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code which carries a sentence of up to 20 years’ jail and whipping, upon conviction.
Early this year, Anwar was acquitted of the sodomy charge.
High Court Judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah took three minutes to deliver his judgment.
He said there were no collaborating evidence to support Saiful’s testimony.
Last week, Attorney-General's Chambers has filed a petition of appeal at the Court of Appeal Registry against the acquittal
The Kuala Lumpur High Court had served the appeal records, including an 80-page written judgement, to facilitate the prosecution in filing the petition.
In his written judgment, the trial judge, Justice Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah had ruled that the court could not be 100 per cent certain on the integrity of samples taken for DNA testing from the complainant (Saiful).
He said the samples could have been compromised before they reached the Chemistry Department for analysis.
There were nine grounds given by the public prosecutor in the appeal petition to set aside Anwar's acquittal.