Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Saiful’s dad wants Anwar to cooperate and not delay probe

KUALA LUMPUR: The father of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's former aide has urged Anwar to give his DNA sample to expedite investigations.

Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s father Azlan Mohd Lazim said Anwar should stop giving excuses and refusing to cooperate with the police.

Azlan’s statement was read out by Mohd Saiful's lawyer, Zamri Idrus, at a press conference here yesterday. Azlan was not present.

Azlan said the family was angry and sad that Anwar was not giving his full cooperation to the police.

“Anwar should stop giving excuses,” he said, adding that Mohd Saiful was ready to swear to the truth according to Islamic ways after the police had completed the investigations.

“Most importantly, we urge the authorities to bring the involved party to justice soon,” Azlan said.

Asked why Mohd Saiful and Azlan were not present at the press conference, Zamri said it was not the time for Mohd Saiful to meet the press.

“Mohd Saiful is in a safe place and under police protection and not under police custody,” said Zamri who declined to comment whether he was still in the country.

On whether he had met Mohd Saiful recently, Zamri said he met him a few days ago and his client was in good spirits.

On allegations that pictures of Mohd Saiful posing with ministers suggested he had conspired with them over the sodomy allegations, Zamri said the pictures did not prove anything because people could take photographs anywhere they wanted and Mohd Saiful was a student leader and met ministers at forums.

On why Mohd Saiful lodged a police report only after being sodomised several times, he replied: “How do you know? I also don’t know because this is still under investigation. I am confident of his statement but it should not be linked with the police investigation.”

Zamri said he would defend Mohd Saiful in a civil suit filed by Anwar and would hold a watching brief if there was a criminal trial.

On whether Saiful was gay, he said “no” and declined to comment whether he was forcibly sodomised.

Zamri declined to reveal the content of Mohd Saiful’s police report, saying he did not have a copy although he had seen it.

On whether Mohd Saiful was traumatised, an uncle of Mohd Saiful, known as Uncle Pet, said they would depend on Allah and His strength.

Dear Mr Azlan Md Lazim ,

“Mr Azlan you supposed should stop giving excuses,”

Show us police report first! Show us Doctor report about Saifool medical checkup at Pusrawi? why the report gone?then we talk about it!

No Police report no cased! simply ! one more thing.Why Minister become your son spokesman? Who is Saifool ? Why Saifool can't talk himself? if Saifool got police protection,no need to worry to appear and give the statement.


Mr Green

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