ANWAR IBRAHIM "POLITICAL SUICIDE"
It's not Anwar, says Wan Azizah
Tim Leonard and Hemananthani Sivanandam
KUALA LUMPUR (April 5, 2011): Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is convinced the man in the controversial sex video is not her husband Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Speaking to reporters at her house in Jalan Segambut today, Wan Azizah said she had viewed the two-minute video clip which was posted on YouTube on Monday and was convinced it was not Anwar based on the physical appearance.
“We, the family members, viewed the video and are convinced it (video) is the strongest proof that it is not Anwar,” she said.
Also present was her daughter and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah, DAP chairman Karpal Singh and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
Wan Azizah said the body shape and physique of the actor is different from Anwar.
However, she became agitated when asked repeatedly by reporters on whether she thought the video was authentic. “Authentic or not is not the issue … the point is that the man in the video is clearly not Anwar."
She added that the latest incident is yet another attempt to frame Anwar and a continuation of "an evil, wicked and disgusting ploy since 1998".
“It doesn’t make sense,” she said, referring to the latest accusation involving Anwar, adding that those who know him personally will believe that he is not capable of committing things he is accused of.
Meanwhile, Karpal said that members of the public should make a citizen’s arrest on the trio responsible for the video – former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim.
He said the people should arrest the trio since they have committed various offences by exposing the video, and hand them over to the police since the police have failed to do so.
The trio violated several laws such as Section 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002; Section 503 of the Penal Code (PC) - criminal intimidation; Criminal defamation under the PC; and Section 292 PC, said Karpal.
On March 21, a selected group of editors and journalists were invited to a screening of the video in Carcosa Sri Negara by Datuk T, a moniker for the trio.
In Parliament, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) rejected the proposed move by Barisan Nasional (BN) for a motion seeking a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate the sex video.
Karpal, who is Bukit Gelugor MP, said there was no need for an RCI as the commission is not set up for “purposes, motives and instances that are inconsequential”.
“Pakatan will not partake in any motion moved to set up an RCI. There is no reason or necessity for it. An RCI is set up for the purpose of looking at an issue which is of momentous proportion and the recommendations are made.
“In this case, what recommendations can be made by the RCI? It is (merely) a political move to disgrace (PKR de facto leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and is one which cannot be supported,” said Karpal at a press conference today.
An online news portal reported yesterday that the motion will be filed by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz before the current Parliamentary session ends this Thursday.
Nazri was reported as saying that the RCI will benefit Anwar if it cleared him of the accusations.
PKR Subang MP R. SIvarasah questioned the police on the uploading of the one-minute- 47-second-long snippet of the clip.
“The Datuk T trio in their statement have said that there is only one copy of the video and have passed it to the police so the question is how did the video get to the internet? Who put it up?” asked Sivarasah.
PAS Tumpat MP Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar said PAS is angry over the entire incident, adding that it was merely a political ploy by BN to shame Anwar.
Updated: 02:40PM Tue, 05 Apr 2011
Ding comments :
" WE MUST TURN TO FUNDAMENTAL - NO MORE WARS & LET'S TOGETHER WE LEARN HOW TO ADMIT OUR WRONG DOING"
"FOR WAN AZIZAH,- NO MATTER HOW GOOD IS YOUR HUSBAND & FATHER OF YOUR CHILDREN, PLEASE RETURN TO WHERE EXACTLY YOU ARE FROM"