Monday, June 30, 2008
Anwar getting ready to leave embassy
Anwar Ibrahim is packing and getting ready to leave the Turkish Embassy. He spent the day taking phone calls from reporters and supporters, reading and chatting with the ambassador, who was summoned to Putrajaya. He also told newsmen who called him that he was getting ready for a by-election. He could possibly be announcing it this week. Anwar is non-committal to any DNA tests, saying he needed to speak to his lawyers if the process was part of a normal police investigation. He repeated that he did not trust the police. Malaysiakini has also reported that a forensic team visited the condominium at Bukit Damansara where the alleged sodomy took place. Meanwhile, Anwar has filed a civil suit against Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the aide who filed the complaint against him. The drama, it appears, is just unfolding. An unsettled sodomy case and an impending by-election, that's a blockbuster.