Saturday, July 26, 2008

A man of the highest ethical standards

International support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim continues to mount against attempts to derail his efforts to pursue economic and social reforms in Malaysia. The latest comes from three prominent world leaders, Paul Martin, Jim Wolfensohn and Michel Camdessus:

July 24, 2008

As many of those who have had the privilege to work with him or under
his leadership in international institutions, we have heard with deep
concern the charges filed against the honorable Datuk Seri Dr. Anwar
Ibrahim, in spite of the fact that similar unsubstantiated charges
filed ten years ago against him were overturned by the Supreme Court.

We would like, in such circumstances, to reiterate our full confidence
in his moral integrity, as a man who has demonstrated, in the
discharge of his national and international responsibilities, the
highest ethical standards of leadership, fighting for international
justice, peace and development.

We want also to express our confidence that whatever the present
political circumstances, the Government of Malaysia will exert a
particular restraint in the handling of this case and will
demonstrate, by dropping the charges introduced against Dr. Anwar
Ibrahim, an exemplary sense of respect for the rights of the
individual which are so important to the international standing of

Signed by,

Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada and former Chairman of the G20
Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director and Chairman of the Board
of the International Monetary Fund
James Wolfensohn, Former President of the World Bank

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