Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Arrested Anwar more likely to be charged in court today ...(Updated)

UPDATE (3.18pm)

Anwar started giving his statement to the police at about 2.50pm, said another of his lawyers R. Sivarasiah, also the Subang Jaya Member of Parliament (MP). - Star, 16/7/2008 -Cops arrest Anwar (Update 6).

Interesting that they are recording a statement - and NOT just running off to court to charge him.

Or are they waiting for the 11th hour to charge him in court - thereby making it nearly impossible for the Bail to be processed - hence a night in jail. Bail will be a bit difficult BUT not impossible...

1st posting:-

The police arrested Anwar Ibrahim just outside his house. He was on his way back from the ACA headquarters, which he went at 10 am to assist in investigation with regard the reports he had lodged against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney-General (A-G).

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested by the police just outside his home in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, at 12.55pm today.

The de facto PKR leader was on his way back to his house after being questioned by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).

A team of police officers were waiting, according to lawyer R Sivarasa.

Anwar was driven away in a 4WD with tinted windows, escorted by a convoy of 15 patrol cars. They arrived at Kuala Lumpur police headquarters at 1.11pm. - Malaysiakini, 16/7/2008 - Anwar arrested outside his house

Considering that just yesterday, the police came out and gave a very public press conference (which also was shown on TV) that Anwar will only be arrested if he did not turn up on his own by 2.00pm, the act of arresting him before 2.00pm is very bad. The police have lied not just to Anwar but also to the Malaysian Public - and I am pissed off.

"Police have obtained a warrant of arrest for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but they have given him until 2pm today to turn up on his own accord to give his statement.
Issuing the ultimatum, Federal Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Bakri Zinin also warned Anwar's supporters not to react if police arrested him.

"We are giving him time and space. If he does not turn up by 2pm, we will have to take the necessary action," Bakri said yesterday without elaborating.

Bakri made no comments when asked if a warrant of arrest had been obtained for the de facto Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader...." - New Straits Times, 16/7/2008, Deadline for Anwar: Turn up at 2pm or face arrest.

So why did they arrest him now? Is it for the purpose of assisting them in the investigation concerning Saiful's report alleging that he was sodomized by Anwar? I do not think so....Furthermore, everyone knows that a suspect and/or a potential accussed has the right to silence (to say nothing - to give no statement), and this is a right that anyone who is a suspect would exercise irrespective of whether one is innocent or guilty. So, Anwar should have most likely been advised against the giving of any statement to the police - and the only statement that he may have given is "If there is anything that I want to say, I will say it in court ....FULLSTOP.

Calling him in to be part of an identification parade....mmmm unlikely.

Thus, I am of the belief that this whole "sudden arrest" is likely to be so that he can immediately be taken to court and charged today....and Malaysiakini has got it right

It is learnt that Anwar is to be charged under Section 377C of the Penal Code which relates to 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature'.
If so, Anwar will be rushed to court after this (unless of course, there is some directive from above at the 11th hour....), and charged.

Which Court? Most likely the Jalan Duta courts, the way was the alleged offence not committed in Kuala Lumpur. Maybe, even some of the other courts...

If charged, Anwar would plead not guilty - and then maybe the bail application - which he should be granted.... but will he have time to make all the Bail arrangements in time...for if not, he will have languish in detention for at least one day...

He should be free soon .....if this be the case.

BUT the lies.... not just to Anwar but to all of us Malaysians is unacceptable...

They could have just told Anwar to turn up in court to be charged ... and, I believe, Anwar would have turned up voluntarily and all would have been done right...There is no necessity to arrest and bring him to court.

No need for all this 'breach of trust' or lies, arrest....and BIG hoo hah.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heavens what is the political agenda of the powers that be?

Do they not realize that Anwar HAS a sizeable following?

Do they not relaize that every action coming from the direction of Putrajaya is each day chipping away every iota of hope citizens have on the Pak Lah administration?

Why arrest him like he is some kind of an Osama-like threat? Was he not going to PDRM after all?

If His Majesty and His Majesty's Team of Rulers do not rise to the occassion, where else can the rakyat turn to?

Pray the darkness must not be allowed to set upon Malaysia.

Come to ponder who is REALLY behind all these?