Cops meet Anwar as Bukit Aman continues probe into sexual assault claims

(FMT) – Police are believed to have called Anwar Ibrahim today to record his statement as part of an investigation into a report filed against the PKR president by his former staff.

Bukit Aman could not be immediately contacted for confirmation, although sources have informed FMT that Anwar is with the police at press time.

This comes days after Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit launched a probe based on a police report lodged by Muhammed Yusoff Rawther on Dec 7.

Yusoff, a former research assistant at Anwar’s office, was summoned to Bukit Aman on Monday accompanied by his lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla. He was again called for questioning the next day.

Yusoff had in a statutory declaration, which he has included in his police report, accused the Port Dickson MP of trying to outrage his modesty.

Police said the case is being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code, a provision on the use of criminal force to outrage a person’s modesty.

Yusoff had previously accused Anwar’s political secretary, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, of assaulting him.

Farhash had denied the accusations.

At a press conference streamed on Facebook Live on Dec 4, Yusoff claimed that a senior politician had committed a crime against him which he described as “un-Islamic, vile, insidious and morally repugnant”.

Anwar strongly denied the claim, calling it baseless and politically motivated. His lawyer Ramkarpal Singh has since been trying to serve a letter of demand on Yusoff.