RPK: Why I am a loose cannon (UPDATED with BM Translation)
The opposition can’t even take a small slap on the face. I kick Umno and Barisan Nasional in their balls but I give the opposition a small slap. And when I do they scream that I have been bought over by Umno or Najib.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Anwar acts to stem WikiLeaks effect on sodomy case
(AFP) – Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Monday moved to stem the impact on his sodomy trial of US cables released by WikiLeaks claiming he had sex with a male aide in a honey trap set by enemies.
Anwar’s lawyer Sankara Nair told AFP he will file a complaint with the court hearing Anwar’s sodomy case over articles in the local media which could affect the former deputy premier’s ongoing trial.
Most newspapers in the country carried the allegations on their front page with influential Malay daily Utusan Malaysia running a headline stating: “Singapore spy agency verifies sodomy act”.
“Clearly it’s a case of subjudice, it’s hearsay and conjecture, intelligence reports are not based on facts generally, they are based on rumours and I have served in the security services before so I know that the last thing you do is to trust such a report,” said Nair.
“The judge must call up the newspapers and ask them to explain why they wrote the piece and to show their proof.”
“If they can’t do this then they will be cited for contempt,” he added.
“If this is not sinister then it is totally unethical reporting. I have advised my client to file a lawsuit against these papers as well.”
The leaked US state department cables from November 2008 were given to Australia’s Fairfax media group, which reported Sunday the Australian and Singapore intelligence agencies’ assessment of Anwar’s ongoing case.
“The Australians said that Singapore’s intelligence services and (former prime minister) Lee Kuan Yew have told ONA (Office of National Assessments) in their exchanges that opposition leader Anwar ‘did indeed commit the acts for which he is currently indicted’,” the cable read.
“ONA assessed, and their Singapore counterparts concurred, ‘it was a set-up job and he probably knew that, but walked into it anyway’,” according to the cable.
Anwar, 63, has vehemently denied sodomising his aide, 25-year-old Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, claiming he was the victim of a political conspiracy.
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