Ex-Anwar aide wants probe on Raja Petra link

(The Malay Mail) – Anuar Shaari, a former aide of PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, urged the police and Immigration Department to check on the status of Aasil Kazi Ahmad, a man he claims has links to blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.

Raja Petra went missing after two warrants of arrest were issued for failing to attend a court hearing on April 23 and May 23 for publishing seditious words and defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the prime  minister, on his portal, www.malaysiatoday.net (wrong website and link).

Anuar claimed he received information from an anonymous source that Aasil was on top of the list of Raja Petra’s email chatbox.

“I have provided information to police at Melaka Tengah headquarters a month ago and I want to know the development,” Anuar told a Press conference in Hotel Vistana here earlier today.

Anuar said it was important for Malaysians to know who is the driving force behind the Internet news portal, Malaysia Today.

He also commented on the RM1 million lawsuit against him by former Berita Harian editor Datuk Ahmad Nazri Abdullah.

He said the lawsuit stemmed from his claim in a local Malay daily last December that “an Opposition leader had liquefied his assets overseas”.

Anuar urged Ahmad Nazri to clarify his relationship with Anwar Ibrahim as well his assets as claims have surfaced they are estimated to be worth more than RM1 billion.

“Ahmad Nazri needs to come forward to explain whether or not he’s Anwar’s proxy. Besides that, he is also a  former newspaper editor,” Anuar said.

Anuar said these were not  accusations but merely a plea for Nazri to come forward to clarify the issue.

Anuar was accompanied by Abdul Ghani Haroon of Perkasa.