Sex video controversy: Malaysian politician Anwar told to swear on Quran

April 21st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 21 (ANI): Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been challenged to clear his name by swearing on the Quran that he is not the man in a sex video.

Shuaib Lazim, former treasurer-general of Malay rights group Perkasa, one of the Datuk T trio who exposed the existence of the sex video, said the Opposition Leader must come clean by swearing on the holy book.

According to the Star, he also challenged Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) leaders Nik Aziz Nik Mat and Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to swear on the Quran that they truly believed Anwar was a victim of slander.

“Nik Aziz and Hadi were quick to accuse us of slandering Anwar without even viewing the video,” said Lazim

“They make sweeping statements against us without even looking at the evidence, and they call themselves ulama,” he added.

Shuaib, businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, collectively known as ‘Datuk T’, exposed the existence of the video showing a man resembling Anwar having sex with a woman believed to be a prostitute.

Anwar, who denied that he was the man in the sex video, lodged a police report claiming that it was a conspiracy to end his political career.

Shuaib said the video was screened as documented evidence to expose the truth.

“We did not show it to the public. We invited a few senior members of the media to discreetly view the documented evidence so that they could expose the truth to the public,” he said.

Shuaib also added that they did not immediately surrender the sex video to the police so as not to give Anwar “extra ammunition” to attack government institutions.

“Anwar has always been accusing the police of doing the Government’s bidding. That is why we showed the evidence to the media before surrendering the video to the police,” he said, stressing that the public must know the truth. (ANI)

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