Anwar loyalists urge Yusoff Rawther’s lawyer to quit Penang federal agency

(FMT) – A group of Anwar Ibrahim loyalists today questioned lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla for representing an ex-staff of the PKR leader in a sexual misconduct probe launched by Bukit Aman this week.

Pro ’98 Reformis Malaysia accused Haniff of “gutter politics” for representing Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, who was questioned by police over claims that Anwar had tried to outrage his modesty last year.

The group also urged Haniff to resign as chairman of the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda).

“If Haniff does not want to stop this gutter politics, he should resign from Perda and berambus (get lost) from Penang,” said the group’s Penang spokesman Amir Ghazali.

Speaking to reporters at Yayasan Aman, a PKR-linked outfit, Amir said Haniff should instead focus on reforming the federal body.

He questioned Haniff’s claim that he was acting professionally.

“Does he want a bigger leadership post, by doing this?

“He appears to be more willing to use his legal expertise to become a tool of a certain leader,” he added.

“Haniff must ask himself, who does he represent? He is the chairman of a federal body, can he do something like this?”Amir asked if Haniff, who had appeared for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was tasked with destroying Anwar’s image.