Anwar files report against Saiful, Farah for OSA offence

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim lodged a police report today against Sodomy II complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan and deputy public prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif, both of whom are alleged to be having an affair.

In the police report lodged at 11am this morning at the Jalan Duta High Court police station, Anwar claimed that Saiful and Farah had “breached Section 8(1) and Section 8(2) of the Official Secrets Act 1972.”

“I have lodged a police report this morning against Saiful and Farah… I have also asked the police to speed up their investigations. On (next) Monday, we will submit our arguments in the application to strike out the (sodomy) charge,” Anwar told reporters shortly after lodging the police report.

The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) de facto leader wants the sodomy charge against him dropped following Malaysia Today news portal editor Raja Petra Kamarudin’s recent allegations that Saiful was having an affair with Farah.

Earlier today in court Anwar’s lead counsel, Karpal Singh, informed Judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah that an application had been filed this morning, claiming that the prosecution team led by Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden has been compromised as a result of the alleged affair.

“There have been offences committed under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

“As a result of the affair, [the] integrity of prosecution has been compromised,” said Karpal.

Anwar’s contention is that since Saiful was allegedly having an affair with Farah, he would be privy to important trial documents as Farah was part of the prosecution team till last Monday, when Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail announced that she had been dropped following the affair claims.

However, Abdul Gani and the prosecution team in Anwar’s sodomy trial have yet to respond to Raja Petra’s allegations.

The police report was received by Supt R. Munusamy, officer in charge of the High Court.

Lawyers from both teams will present their respective arguments on the application to have Anwar’s sodomy charge struck out to Mohd Zabidin this coming August 9.