Anwar Ibrahim Arrested

Anwar Arrested

Here we go again, Anwar was arrested on his way home from the ACA office.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16, 2008 3:30 PM

This afternoon at 1:05 PM Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, was arrested outside of his home in Kuala Lumpur. He was due to issue a statement at IPK KL (Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters) at 2:00 PM based on an agreement reached with the police on Tuesday.

Anwar Ibrahim was returning from the Anti Corruption Agency to his home after giving a statement pertaining to the police report that has been filed regarding suppression of material facts in the case involving him in 1998.  He was accompanied by his senior legal team, staff, and security.

As he entered the neighborhood of his home, a contingent of ten police cars, half unmarked and half patrol, forced the two cars in Anwar Ibrahim’s entourage to stop.  There was a contingent of 20 balaklava-clad masked commandos (UTK) who accosted him, reminiscent of the forces sent to arrest Anwar Ibrahim at his home in September 1998.

An officer approached Anwar Ibrahim and demanded that he accompany the police in an unmarked vehicle to the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent Headquarters. His lawyers were not permitted to travel with him to the police station.

This arrest has taken place less than fifteen hours after Anwar Ibrahim appeared live on Malaysian television for the first time since 1998, and announced to millions of viewers his intention to stand for election, and upon the formation of a new government, to lower the domestic price of fuel by 50 sen.  The overwhelming majority of Malaysians expressed their support of his televised statement.

These events are deeply disturbing to us and indicate that this entire episode is a repeat of the actions taken against Anwar Ibrahim in 1998.   During the last few weeks the government owned mainstream media has demonized and vilified him.  His staff has been harassed and we see a conspiracy being hatched to thwart the political change that is imminent in Malaysia.

Under no circumstances will the people of Malaysia and the international community tolerate any harm coming to Anwar Ibrahim. We remind Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi of the promise he made to ensure Anwar Ibrahim’s protection.

We have been able to communicate with Anwar Ibrahim, who calls upon his supporters and the people of Malaysia to remain calm and to reject any attempts at provocation, which will give a pretext for an emergency situation to be declared.

OFFICE OF ANWAR IBRAHIM

ps: What was the reason of the ‘tangkap’? Poor guy.

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19 thoughts on “Anwar Ibrahim Arrested”

  1. Well said, especially for this:

    Under no circumstances will the people of Malaysia and the international community tolerate any harm coming to Anwar Ibrahim. We remind Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi of the promise he made to ensure Anwar Ibrahim’s protection.

    I am a little concerned that the government is in fact overparanoid about the appearance of Anwar. The capture is just trying to silence him. From the point of view of legality and personal rights, the police have in fact no right to stop Anwar’s legal team from accompanying him to the situation.

    And for the past few days, I believe the police roadblocks are not used to stop Anwar’s supporters from staging a protest outside the Parliament but to show we normal folks that the police is capable of doing anything to make life at hell for us, if we dare to support the opposition. Isn’t that painfully obvious?

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  2. ..

    “Ya Allah, lindungilah dan selamatkanlah DS Anwar Ibrahim dari kejahatan dan kekejaman…” Amin…

  3. They needed 15 police cars to arrest Anwar after giving him until 2 pm to turn up. Also tell us why did the arresting officers had to wear a balaclava? It is mind boggling! Is Anwar a terrorist high on a wanted list? This is a 61 years old man, with bad back!

    If Anwar is a suspect, so too is Najib. Why are you not arresting Najib and Rosmah? Stop arresting the opposition figures and arrest the country’s real criminals and traitors. As for the police, you are not arresting the criminals but arresting opposition leaders.

    No wonder they can’t find Bala (and his whole family) and solve other crimes because all the police are deployed to get Anwar.

  4. Malaysia melaksanakan undang2 Rimba. Yang berkuasa adalah Raja Rimba. Undang2 Rimba akan menjaga kepentingan Raja Rimba dan konco2nya. Siapa yang berani angkat muka dan bersuara akan menjadi mangsa Kerajaan Rimba. Undang2 Rimba tidak akan membela mangsa tapi melindungi Pemuka2 Rimba. Ya Allah ! minta makbulkanlah doa hamba2 untuk menghancurkan Kerajaan Rimba. Amin

  5. cilakak! makan my replied.

    It’s an honor to have 15 cars to fetch him. He is afterall the head honcho, king pin and the Don. But I utterly disagree using brute force to bring him into custody.

    Mane berani tangkap Najib, they have C4 expert. If the police remanded him, he’ll make sure those people will never get pension money.

  6. tuan rumah punya komen pun makan??!! nyahahahaha!!

    ps: aku kalo tick that ‘enable feedcomment’ mesti kena makan. kalo untick then ok.

  7. Raja Petra buat report kena tangkap,
    Sepol buat report tak pulak kena tangkap

    Anwar di tuduh…….. kena tangkap
    Najib dituduh ……. tak pulak ditangkap

    Camna tu……poning kepalo den…..

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