Anwar says unfazed by sex video bombshell
By Clara Chooi
June 24, 2011
SHAH ALAM, June 24 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim shrugged off today’s revelation in court that US experts had pointed him out as the man in a recent sex video, maintaining that the entire case was a conspiracy by political adversaries.
The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) de facto leader was a picture of calm when approached by reporters asking for his next course of action, at the sidelines of an economic talk at the Quality Hotel here,
Shrugging, Anwar said he had anticipated the outcome of today’s court proceedings, claiming to be unaffected by it.
“I think it is all pre-arranged. The prosecution would, as you know, ensure they get a light sentence and then they would of course try and use this to make inferences.
“I’ve declared very clearly my innocence so they can use whatever they want, quoting some sources... first they say it was somebody from Korea and now they say it was somebody from the US. They can say whatever. It is just a political attempt to smear me,” he said.
Anwar also claimed that several acquaintances had confirmed with him yesterday that Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, one of the key protagonists behind the sex video, had met with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Parliament yesterday.
“We use the same lift. Quite a number of them spotted him so they cannot deny. We know for a fact that Abdul Rahim was at the PM’s office in Parliament at 11.45am,” he said.
(Left to right) Shuib, Abdul Rahim, and Shazryl smile as they arrive at the magistrate’s court in Kuala Lumpur, June 24, 2011. — Picture by Choo Choy May
According to Anwar, Abdul Rahim’s meeting with Najib clearly indicated that today’s court proceedings had been planned in advance, and likely handled by the Attorney-General himself.
“That is why I am not even affected by it. This is only a show, to charge them. What is Abdul Rahim’s deal with Najib? This has to be explained,” he said.
Former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim, along with businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and former Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim, all of whom make up the “Datuk T” trio, were fined this morning for their involvement in the screening of the sex video at Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel on March 21.
Abdul Rahim was hit with a RM1,000 fine for abetting Shazryl and Shuib, who were fined RM3,000 and RM1,500 respectively.
When asked if he planned on taking action against the trio, Anwar shrugged again and pointed out that he had already lodged a police report on the matter.
“I’ve lodged a report but what action was taken? We all know too well the system that we have here. The only reason why I had to lodge the report although I knew the limitation of the system was because if I didn’t, then they would take that to mean guilt,” he said.
Anwar also admitted that he may now be accused of lodging a false report but said that he would deal with it when it occurs.
He expressed confidence that his supporters would not be swayed by today’s events, adding that most Malaysians were now fully aware of the system.
“And since when do we infer that the authority of morality is left to Abdul Rahim, Shazryl, Shuib or (lawyer Datuk Seri) Shafee Abdullah?” he said.
Shafee had said today that according to a study by experts from the Dartmouth College in the US, it was 99.99 per cent certain that the man in the video is Anwar.
From The Malaysian Insider
Anwar Ibrahim is a master in deceit and will be cool as a cucumber even when he is lying because he knew that he is a great 'orator' who can persuade any of his supporters to believe whatever lies that he spins up.
He can lie smoothly without even blinking his eyes or looking guilty for lying through his teeth.
Therefore, his hard-core supporters will support him even though they had been shown what Anwar Ibrahim truely is; a sex maniac, a manipulator, a traitor and a sodomiser.
This is a true politician because he has no integrity or honour at all unlike those other politicians embroiled in sex scandals will voluntarily hand over their resignation.
Anwar's claim of conspiracy is getting a little bit stale and the truth is that he is the master conspirator, becoming a foreign agent's spy to sell out Malaysia's sovereignty to foreign power.
We can see that when many foreign leaders came to his aid when he was once again charged with another sodomy charge. Even those gay associations came to his rescue.
Why would gay associations defend someone who is not gay if Anwar is not gay?
For me, surely one would not defend someone who is unlike them because I certainly would not do it. For instance, if I supports UMNO, surely I will not defend Pakatan Rakyat and vice versa.