Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sodomy: More updates and opinions
Anwar Ibrahim has called for a stop to the police investigation, saying the case should be dropped. He has pointed out that the doctor from Pusrawi has said in his report that there was no act of sodomy. The report had said that there was no indication of sodomy as alleged by complainant Mohd Saiful. Anwar wants the Attorney-General to call off the probe. Meanwhile, senior lawyer Tommy Thomas has written an interesting piece for the Malaysian Bar website questioning whether the country can afford another sodomy trial. He also asked whether public interest would be served. His perspective is thought provoking and certainly deserves to be heard. Public opinion is certainly not with the government. Should the AG decide to go ahead, the political backlash would be strong. The AG's Office has to announce soon whether there is any case. If there isn't, it should just say so. The perception is that it is dragging its feet. If the AG's Office wants to go ahead with the case, Malaysians should also be told. At the same time, a new perspective has emerged, with a doctor asking whether RPK has erred while Uncle Pet has thrown a challenge against RPK. The Health Ministry said today that it would stand by the findings of the doctors at KL Hospital. When will all this end?