Monday, July 7, 2008
Swearing on the Quran - who to believe now?
The controversy over the sodomy allegation has taken a new twist. Saiful Bukhari, the complainant, is said to have told the authorities that he is willing to swear on the Quran. The suggestion, according to Mstar, the Bahasa Malaysian news portal, is that Saiful has agreed to the suggestion of Perlis Mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin. The word is that Saiful has also informed the police of his readiness. It appears that this is next development in the sodomy controversy. DSAI is also reportedly prepared to swear on the Quran too if the Ulama advised him to, saying the ulama must be credible. So should Saiful and Anwar both swear on the Quran, who are Malaysians to believe? This looks like another step that will make Malaysians more confused.