DATO SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM HAS BEEN ARRESTED earlier today at the vicinity of his house in Segambut after returning from a scheduled trip to Anti Corruption Agency (ACA) in Putrajaya but not before HE DIVERTED from his commitment to straight away go to Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters, as planned.
The arrest was made by Bukit Aman’s Serious Crime Division and not by the more aggressive and specially tasked Special Action Force or UTK although the personnel were seen clad in UTK’s common kit of ‘
Balaclava’ dressing. The arrest was the follow-up to the ARREST WARRANT issued out on Anwar for his failure to attend to police investigation of a SODOMY report made by one, Saiful Bukhari Azlan on June 28 against him. Anwar had been informed in a notice given by the police, for a compulsory attendance scheduled last Monday which he then failed to turn up and, according to the police, without any prior excuse given. But Anwar’s lawyer Sankara Nair rebutted the claim saying he had faxed a written excuse on behalf of Anwar Ibrahim to both the police and Minister in the Home Ministry.
According to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Farid Wan Salleh, Anwar Ibrahim was supposed to have gone straight to the police headquarters here in
, after his interview at the Anti Corruption Agency in Putrajaya. Instead, he added, Anwar was on his way home and that was a clear possibility that he (Anwar) couldn’t and wouldn’t have made it to the police headquarters. Hence, the police had no option other than to execute the arrest warrant and arrested him. Kuala Lumpur
Many observers believed Anwar Ibrahim has NO real intentions of going to the Police even with the warrant issued against him. He purposely wanted the police to come and get him so that he can channel the situation into blackmailing Malaysians for sympathy. He wants to resurrect the memory of the year 1998 when he was arrested under the same offence into the mind of Malaysians. Although the arrest this time around came under different momentum and virtue, and Anwar Ibrahim has NOT YET BEEN FORMALLY CHARGED under sodomy; the re-enactment of him being arrested by the same forces and politics 10 years ago, would have many Malaysians fell into further malicious and sinister games of speculations. And this is the kind of diversion and capital needed by Anwar Ibrahim to spell off the public from the truth and to stand by him under the pretext of injustice and conspiracies done in order to prevent him from achieving his so-called destiny of becoming the next PRIME MINISTER of Malaysia.
While Anwar Ibrahim and his entourage of lawyers and political allies have been showering Malaysians with tapes and tales of conspiracies in regard to this latest claim of him sodomizing a former aide; other CONCERNING QUARTERS have been very vocal in voicing their dissatisfaction over the SPECIAL TREATMENTS given to Anwar Ibrahim by the police. While common Malaysians will definitely be apprehended by the police in a matter of minutes; Anwar Ibrahim, on the other hand, had been given days and was so much on his own sweet time, liberties and arrangements, with the police doing absolutely NOTHING. The police has accommodated and done many things for Anwar Ibrahim that and which other Malaysians can only dream off. And these sorts of things did not go down well with many Malaysians. Many of them are questioning the police as to why the special treatments and why the selective attitudes over Anwar Ibrahim? Is Anwar Ibrahim not a Malaysian like the rest of the 27 mil souls that inhabit the country?
Hence, the arrest was seen coming. The arrest itself has nothing to do with politics. It was the right and suppose thing to do by the police not just on Anwar Ibrahim but any Malaysians too, once an arrest warrant has been issued. There should not be any double standard in approach in this matter upon any Malaysian.
Many have been writing about injustice on Anwar Ibrahim FORGETTING the fact that the one who has been MUCH DERAILED from proper justice by the public and to some extents, the authority as well, is the victim in this sodomy case, SAIFUL AZLAN BUKHARI.
Politically motivated or not, the only fact that should be taken and judge upon is the one that involves the accused and the accuser in a ‘proved or otherwise’ game whereby the victim has to prove that the accused had done such thing. And that needs no Einstein to waste the brain with any conspiracy theory. It’s a plain and simple YES or NO case.
More update to come…