Ezam urges Karpal to retract sodomy statements

(NST) – DAP chairman Karpal Singh has been urged to retract his statements made in Parliament in 1997, in which he claimed to have proof that de facto opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had committed sodomy.

Senator Ezam Mohd Nor said Karpal should apply to Parliament to have the statements struck from the Hansard if he was serious about appointing Anwar as a possible candidate for prime minister.

“Karpal should know that the Malay Muslim community in Malaysia would never lift an alleged sodomite or sodomy addict to the post of prime minister,” Ezam said in a statement yesterday.

“He should take back his statements and apologise to the Muslim community.”

Anwar was acquitted of sodomy charges in January.