Can you believe these inane statements by Malaysia's Minister of Home Affairs, as reported in the Star, he is, it seems, telling everyone that the case against Anwar Ibrahim is trumped up and is politically motivated.
Syed Hamid is obviously unfit to be a minister, let alone the Minister of Home Affairs
It all sounds like political bullshit to me!
Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not being charged because he is the key witness in the sodomy case against PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Home Affairs Minister Syed Hamid Albar reportedly said.
He said that in a criminal justice system, when a person comes forward to report on a matter, the person would be protected.
"Usually, the victim would be given protection," said Syed Hamid.
He also said that Anwar is innocent until proven guilty by the court.
"However, it doesn't mean that we can't take action against him just because he is a VIP," he said.
He also advised the public not to jump into any conclusion before the court decides the case.
In the police report he lodged on 28th June 2008, Saiful had claimed he was forcibly sodomised.
Anwar is however being charged under Section 377B (click for the Star story) of the Penal Code, which implies consensual sodomy.
“If it is “suka sama suka” (consensual), why was I the only one being charged? If it is consensual, both should be charged,” Anwar said after coming out of the Sessions Court in Jalan Duta, after being charges with sodomy on Thursday, 7th August 2008.
Homines libenter quod volunt credunt
- Men believe what they want to
Emitte lucem et veritatem
- Send out light and truth