Tag Archives: Saiful Bukhari Azlan

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]

Accuser challenges Malaysia’s Anwar to make oath in mosque

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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — The young man who has accused Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy said Friday he had visited a mosque to swear he was telling the truth and challenged Anwar to do the same.

The move came a day before Anwar is due to register for a by-election in his home state of Penang that is expected to return him to parliament despite the charge — the same allegation that saw him jailed for six years until 2004.

Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, a 23-year-old former volunteer in the opposition leader’s office, denied he was laying down the challenge in an attempt to derail Anwar’s chances in the August 26 by-election.

“No it is not a political matter,” he told a press conference where he played a video of him sitting at a city mosque making the oath on the Koran, the Islamic holy book.

“It is just by coincidence that I made the oath today. God gave me the strength to do it,” he said.

“By swearing in God’s home’s that I was sodomised by my employer, I challenge Anwar Ibrahim to swear and to do it in a mosque, to deny my allegations.” [more]

Saiful, make up your mind: was it rape or consensual?

Note from freeanwar.org: Saiful Bukhari Azlan had first stated that the sodomy acts he allegedly engaged in with Anwar Ibrahim were consensual. Now he is changing his tune, and claiming that it was rape!!!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – A young Muslim man who has accused Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy claimed Friday that he was raped by him, and swore on the Quran that he is telling the truth.

In his first public comments since filing a police complaint against Anwar in June, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, told reporters he was not a consenting partner in the alleged crime. According to charges filed by police, Anwar is alleged to have had consensual sex with Saiful.

«I would like to emphasize that it happened by force, without my consent. This was the first time I was sodomized,» Saiful said, adding that he was not involved romantically with Anwar, 61. [more]

Saiful Swears On Quran Anwar Sodomised Him

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) — Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, who is alleged to have been sodomised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Friday swore on the Quran at the Federal Territory Mosque in Jalan Duta here that the sodomy had indeed taken place.

He performed the swearing before an imam at 6.15pm. The swearing process ended about 15 minutes later. [more]

Using Syed Hamid Albar’s intringuing logic, what if Anwar lodges report against Saiful?’

Malaysiakini.com

Using Syed Hamid Albar’s logic, we would end up with two witnesses who can’t be charged, so both charges would have to be dropped.’

On ‘If consensual, why charge me only?’

Judge Judy: Syed Hamid Albar’s reasoning for this selectively imposed charge seems very strange coming from a trained lawyer.

Section 377B is very specific – anyone caught with their pants down performing a sexual act against the order of nature with another person is liable to be charged for an offence.

The protection of the criminal who is the first to lodge a police report does not make any sense.
The fact that he is a witness and therefore cannot be charged makes even less sense.

If this were the case, then Anwar Ibrahim could quite easily choose to make police reports of sodomy, whichever way around, against Najib, Syed Hamid, Abdullah Badawi, Mahathir, the AG, the IGP, and any one else in government.

In the natural course of Malaysian criminal investigations, everyone else would be charged without question whilst DSAI would be invited to sit on the sidelines, secure in the knowledge that the Royal Malaysian Police Force would afford him total protection.

Bearing the above possibility in mind, what would now happen if DSAI were to lodge a police report against Saiful alleging sodomy (either way)?

This would certainly throw the powers-that-be into a downward tizzy, because this report would have to be considered very seriously in light of the report made by Saiful. [more]

Key Witness in Anwar Ibrahim Trial Still Missing

The New Straits Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid has been absent without leave (AWOL) from Hospital Pusrawi since last month.

Hospital Pusrawi general manager Wan Mahmud Wan Yaakob said the doctor had not reported back to work.

Dr Mohamed Osman, a Myanmar national, is believed to have gone back to his country after he was questioned by police in connection with the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy case.

Wan Mahmud said he was aware of Dr Mohamed Osman’s statutory declaration but refused to comment on it.

“Let’s leave it to the police.”

In a previous press conference, Wan Mahmud said Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had sought treatment for stomach ache and constipation. [more]

The Official Reason Why Self-admitted Criminal Saiful Bukhari Azlan not charged

New Straits Times Online
By : Anbalagan and Nisha Sabanayagam

KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not being charged with sodomy because he is the complainant, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said.

However, it was up to the courts to decide on the case, he said after a meeting with visiting Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans here yesterday.

“When a person is the reporter of an alleged offence, if you charge the person, he will feel he is not protected,” Syed Hamid said.

He stressed that Anwar was innocent until proven guilty.

“It is important that he goes through the due process. Please bear in mind that Anwar is innocent until proven guilty.”

Syed Hamid likened the case to corruption offences, in which the giver is as guilty as the receiver, but in most cases only the receiver is charged.

“So we have to make choices. That is how the legal system works. The most important thing is that justice prevails. So we leave it to the courts to decide,” he said.

Lawyer Gurbachan Singh, who represented Anwar in his first sodomy trial nine years ago, said Saiful, as crown prosecution witness, was unlikely to face charges. [more]

Note from freeanwar.org: In Islamic law, both the “giver” and the “receiver” in a homosexual relationship are to be punished. If the charges were true, Saiful Bukhari Azlan should also be punished according to Islamic law. Hence, we should not be surprised if Islamic law is not being applied here, especially the ruling from Sheikh Al Alwani from Al-Azhar that the act should have been witnessed by 4 people. Saiful Bukhari Azlan would not have a leg to stand on if Islamic law were applied here.

Police investigating doctor’s SD

thestar.com.my, Lourdes Charles

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating the Statutory Declaration (SD) allegedly made by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, the doctor from the private hospital that treated Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, as there are several contradictions and errors in it.

Criminal Investigations Department director Commissioner Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin said police were concerned about the contradictions and errors and were currently verifying the authenticity of the SD.

“Our investigations commenced soon after an article under the heading ‘What the IGP and AG do not know yet’ was published on Thursday in the news portal Malaysia Today that contained a copy of the SD purportedly made by Dr Osman of Hospital Pusrawi.

“We are not at liberty at this stage to disclose further information as the said doctor is a witness in the upcoming trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has been charged with sodomy.

We strongly believe that the article was intended solely to skew public perception and undermine the police ” he said in a statement.

In his statutory declaration dated Aug 1, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid @ Than Aung, reiterated that he stood by “his findings”. [more]

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Five witnesses were with Anwar at material time

Fri, Aug 08, 2008
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s defence team will produce at least five witnesses claiming they were with the PKR de facto leader at the material time of the unnatural sex charge.

“We have a water-tight alibi. In fact, we told the police about the alibi on July 10 at the police station. The police had also investigated and taken statements from all the witnesses that we named,” said Sankara Nair, one of Anwar’s counsel.

He added the defence team was perplexed about why the police insisted on wanting to charge Anwar although alibi and witnesses had been produced.

Sankara claimed it was a frivolous and unnecessary charge which was politically motivated.

“There were people around him at the material time. Datuk Seri Anwar had said he was there at the condominium, but he had people around him because they were having a meeting,” Sankara told reporters outside the Sessions Court after Anwar was charged with committing consensual unnatural sex with his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. [more]

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Why isn’t Saiful charged too? Asks Anwar.

Thestar.com.my

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Speaking to reporters later, Anwar who signed his bond papers at 11.12am, said his case is not a normal case and that the defence would ask for a copy of the police report on the allegations against him.

He also asked why Saiful was not charged for the offence.

“Just imagine if Saiful had to sit in the same dock with me, what to do?” he asked as he winked at reporters and laughed aloud.

He also said that he had been teased and advised by his friends that he should learn a lesson not to have a “young, smart and handsome man around me”.

“I was told that I couldn’t bring a pretty girl. She (his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) will object.

“I cannot bring a young man or old man. I can only bring an 80-year-woman on a wheelchair. I will be safe. If it’s a pretty girl, Azizah will strangle me,” he said with laughter. [more]

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