Tag Archives: Police

Malaysia attempts to muzzle opposition by arresting second blogger

BBC News

Another blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, was detained last week. An opposition blogger has been arrested for allegedly displaying a national flag upside down on his website, as the government comes under more pressure.

Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, better known as Kickdefella, is the second blogger to be arrested in a week.

The Malaysian opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, is demanding a vote of no confidence in the government.

Mr Anwar says he now has the support of enough MPs to bring down Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.

Mr Syed Aziz, picked up late on Wednesday, is being held under the Sedition Act.

He is known as a supporter of the conservative Islamic PAS party, a component in the coalition seeking to topple the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.

Mr Syed Aziz’s website had recently advocated that people fly the Malaysian flag upside down as a protest against the current political upheaval.

Mr Abdullah reportedly called the protest “a malicious act” and police were told to investigate the campaign.

“We were informed that the police were looking for us on Tuesday and waited for them but they didn’t show up,” his Mr Sayed Aziz’s wife Bariah Ishak told the Star daily newspaper.

“We thought the worst was over but they came looking for him and so he surrendered,” she added.
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Police Harassment: Raid on Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s house

The Star on line

KUALA LUMPUR: Police raided the house of Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin in connection with a statutory declaration (SD) signed by a Hospital Pusrawi doctor.

A posting on the news portal said the police came to the house in Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh, at 8am and were acting in relation to the sodomy allegation against PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“The police said they were looking for documents and any evidence related to the SD signed by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid @ Than Aung of Hospital Pusrawi. [more]

Medical Report on Saiful Sent Straight to Police

Thestar.com.my

BUTTERWORTH: It is impossible for PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim could have seen the second medical report on his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who claimed he was sodomised by the PKR adviser.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the report was sent straight to the police from Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

“Even I, the Health Minister, have not seen it. It is not possible he has.

“It is also not true the report had been leaked out,” he said, discounting the possibility of an inside job. [more]

After two months of foot dragging by the authorities, Anwar receives copy of Saiful’s police report

Thestar.com.my
By NURBAITI HAMDAN

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer Sankara Nair has confirmed receiving a copy of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s police report after two months from the date it was lodged.

Sankara said the report was received on Friday about 5pm from the police.

However, he declined to comment further on the details of the report.

“We will not be able to comment on that yet until the legal team meets,” he said when contacted Sunday.

Anwar: Saiful was directed by police to swear on the Qur’an

The New Straits Times Online

BUTTERWORTH: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim accused the police of forcing Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan to swear at the Kuala Lumpur mosque yesterday that he had been sodomised by the Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader.

“Saiful did so after being directed by the police.

“It is obvious because Saiful is now under police custody,” he said at a ceramah in Seberang Jaya last night.

Anwar claimed that in 1998, police had also forced Sukma Dermawan Sasmitaat Madja to confess that he had been sodomised by Anwar. [more]

Anwar should be given copy of police report

The star.com.my

V.P. SUJATA

PUTRAJAYA: Lawyers of PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is charged with sodomy should be provided with a copy of the police report lodged by his accuser, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

He said Anwar’s lawyers would need to read the police report by Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan to prepare their defence in the trial.

“Under the law, he (Anwar) is entitled to the police report to prepare for his defence. By right it should be given to him,” he said, adding that it was the right thing to do, as there was already a charge preferred against Anwar.

He added that it was not necessary to give copies of the investigation papers to his lawyers.

Hospital Pusrawi Doctor: Words Were Added To His Statement

The Electric New Paper, Singapore

THREE visits from police officers made me fear for my safety and that of my family.

That is reason given by the doctor who examined alleged sodomy victim Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on why he decided to leave Malaysia.

In a six-page statutory declaration made on 1 Aug, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid said: ‘The seemingly constant and unending police investigation and being aware of the high-profile nature of the case has disturbed me tremendously and I become worried for my safety and that of my family.

‘Approximately one week after the third visit by the police, I decided to apply for leave and left Malaysia with my family,’ he said.

Mr Mohd Saiful first visited the Pusrawi Hospital and later another hospital before filing a police report accusing Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising him.

Dr Mohd Osman had said in his medical report that he did not find evidence of sodomy. The report was leaked to the press.

WORDS ADDED TO DR. MOHAMED’S STATEMENT

He also said in his declaration that words and paragraphs were added to the statement he gave the police.

He said that in July 2008, his statement was recorded by ASP Rosmi Mat Derus from the Brickfields criminal investigation department.

The police officer wrote down about 10 pages of details in Malay, reported news website Malaysiakini.

He was then given a copy to sign.

The doctor, who is from Myanmar, said he did not understand most of what was written in the statement as he is not proficient in Malay.

The following week, the same officer returned with a typed statement in Bahasa Malaysia for him to read and sign, reported The Star newspaper.

However, Dr Mohd Osman said certain facts that were not discussed in the previous meeting had been introduced in the typed statement, namely Mr Anwar’s name.

‘I also pointed out to him that certain facts which had not been discussed in the previous meeting were introduced in the typed statements.

‘The fact I queried was why the name of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim appeared in several paragraphs when it was never brought up during the first interview. Nor did the patient ever confide in me the identity of the alleged perpetrator. [more]