Ministry to explain sodomy charge overseas

PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Ministry will organise a series of information sessions overseas on the sodomy case against PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“We are preparing the facts,” said minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

“This will give the true picture so there will be no misconceptions that can hurt Malaysia’s image.

“Any judgment or directive by a court or the legal department should be upheld; foreign countries should understand the Malaysian legal system and that we do uphold the rule of law,” he told reporters at a press conference after opening the inaugural Malaysian International Law Symposium.

On the statement of former US vice-president Al Gore that the Malaysian government was involved in “character assassination to silence an effective leader of the political opposition,” Dr Rais said Gore should respect the laws of other countries. [more]

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