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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Anwar retaliates; calls Umno men drunkards, womanisers

Anwar said he was familiar with the reputations of Umno leaders. — Pictures by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim lashed out last night by calling Umno leaders alcoholics and philanderers, hours after Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah took an oath against the opposition leader.

Shazryl performed the “sumpah laknat” oath yesterday by swearing in God’s name that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the man featured in a sex video recently shown to journalists.

The unedited sex video was also uploaded last Thursday to video sharing website YouTube.

“When I came in, I could see that you were looking at my face and my stomach,” Anwar joked when addressing to a huge crowd in Ampang here.

There, he continued to attack Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, blaming the two as the masterminds behind Barisan Nasional’s (BN) dirty politics of pornography.

“Najib and Rosmah are practising filth politics and pornography. Where in the history of the countries, including the Malay and Muslim world, where leaders are willing go to an extent most despicable and obscene for the sole reason of retaining power,” he said.

Shazryl (centre) is accompanied by Rahim (left) and Shuib during his oath-swearing, April 29, 2011.
Anwar said Umno was willing to use dirty tactics to divert attention from real issues such as the economy and public welfare.

“What they want to focus on is the sex video and [sodomy accuser Mohd] Saiful [Bukhari Azlan’s anus]. Why type of politics is this?

“Why do they want to attack Pakatan Rakyat till the end? Because they cannot fight back the issues that we bring forth to the people,” he said.

Anwar said he had been the acting prime minister and deputy president of Umno, and was well aware of the reputation of Umno leaders.

“They want to talk about Islam but there are not certain yet of performing their prayers. Ask them to stop drinking (alcohol) first.

“They want people to take oath but tell them to not rape anymore,” he said, insinuating at former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik’s previous run-in with the authorities.

In 1994, Abdul Rahim was charged with statutory rape involving a minor. Although the charge was later dropped by authorities, who cited insufficient evidence, the scandal had cost Abdul Rahim his political career.

Rahim together with Shazryl and Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim form “Datuk T”, the nickname the trio behind the latest sex scandal have adopted.

Anwar also criticised Umno-owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia and television station TV3 for exploiting the sex video.

“I am also a human being. I have emotions and dignity. I have my wife, children and grandchildren. If we want to talk about the past then please settle the murder case (Altantuya Shaariibuu). Settle the case of stealing another person’s wife,” he said. The marriage to Rosmah is Najib’s second.

During a March 24 press conference, three days after revealing the video, Rahim said it was exposed to show “a man who wants to be prime minister is not qualified.”

On April 18, Shazryl said he would take sole responsibility for the sex video screening when responding to a statement made by

Federal CID deputy chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani that police had concluded their investigation into the sex video. The police are investigating the trio under section 292 of the Penal Code for screening pornographic material.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said on Tuesday the probe was still ongoing but was confident the police would resubmit investigation papers to the Attorney-General by this week.

The A-G had earlier returned the papers to the police.

Anwar has accused Najib of using the ongoing sex video saga as his main weapon to keep BN in government.

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