Ummi challenged Anwar and Azmin to sue her. — Picture by Jack Ooi
JASIN, March 3 — Taking no chances to keep the Merlimau seat, Umno brought in Ummi Hafilda Ali to the stumps last night where she resumed her campaign against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and her elder brother Azmin.
She was a key witness in Anwar’s first sodomy trial and has largely dropped out of sight until recently when Azmin won the PKR deputy presidency.
“Many false allegations have been made against me for the past 13 years. This is why I feel that it is necessary for me to come forward to clear my name.
“I am also here to clear the name of our statesman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former police chief Musa Hassan,” she said to a crowd of about 100 supporters ahead of this weekend's vote.
Ummi pledged that she will not stop until the downfall of Anwar, calling him an anti-Christ.
“This is because Anwar Ibrahim is very dangerous and we should not allow him to sell our country to the Jews,” she said.
She repeated her claims that Anwar was sexually involved with Azmin’s wife, Shamsidar Taharin.
Ummi also showed alleged certificates of over RM20 million worth of shares owned by Shamsidar.
“If I am lying, then I dare Shamsidar, Anwar and Azmin to sue to me,” she said.
Prior to Election 2008, Ummi was active in addressing Umno-organised rallies where she related her experience in exposing Anwar’s alleged sexual misconduct to Dr Mahathir.
“When Tun Dr Mahathir asked me if I was willing to appear as a witness. I remember replying to him that I would for my race, country and religion,” she recounted.
Anwar was later convicted for abuse of power and sodomy and was released in 2004 after the sodomy conviction was overturned by the Federal Court, but is currently on trial for allegedly sodomising his former aide in 2008.
Ummi resurfaced recently when an interview with her appeared on the front page of Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia last year where she urged Azmin to repent.
“I would like to declare tonight that I am willing to lose a brother rather than destroy the 27 million of our people,” she said.
Ummi has said that she plans to file several lawsuits against Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders for allegedly defaming her and for attempting to cover up Anwar’s alleged crime.
She said she has been in discussion with her lawyer to sue Anwar, his lawyer Karpal Singh, PAS central committee member Mohamad Sabu and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail. - Malaysian Insider