Monday, March 22, 2010

Ibrahim Ali wants royal commission to investigate Anwar

Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali today urged the government to form a royal commission of inquiry to investigate various wrongdoings allegedly committed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Ibrahim who also heads the Malay nationalist group Perkasa told Parliament the opposition leader’s conduct in handling his Sodomy II case has embarrassed the country’s judiciary system.

“Many political leaders have been brought to courts before, but they faced the process calmly and did not resort to chaos or mobilise their supporters,” said Ibrahim when debating the Royal Address.

He showed the House two pamphlets distributed by PKR to the public to prove Anwar’s innocence.

Ibrahim also alleged that Anwar had exploited the Qatar-based renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusof Qardawi to support the Permatang Pauh MP in his Sodomy II case.

He claimed that the Sheikh Yusof’s video, in which he was shown making a ruling supporting Anwar — was misleading as the questions were designed to favour Anwar.

“They arranged the interview with Yusof Qardhawi in Doha, asking planted questions,” he said.

“All these were done to create the perception as if he is innocent before even the trial concludes,” said Ibrahim.

“This is contempt of court, I want the government to investigate,” he added.

Ibrahim also said that the expose by Bayan Baru MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim on Anwar’s September 16 takeover plan should be investigated.

“The Yang DiPertuan Agong’s name, the Armed Forces chief were used in vain, and now he is lying about APCO,” said Ibrahim referring to Anwar’s allegation saying that 1 Malaysia is a carbon copy of Ehud Barak’s One Israel initiative.

“I would like to propose to the government to form a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the opposition leader,” said Ibrahim.

Speaking to reporters after delivering his speech Ibrahim said he is only discharging his duties as a lawmaker and was not making personal attack against Anwar.

“I am of the opinion that the conduct of the opposition leader within and outside the country has jeopardised the national security,” said Ibrahim.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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