Friday, March 4, 2016

Supporting Dr Mahathir means Anwar admits past accusations, says Shabery

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's offer of support to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can be taken to mean that the former opposition leader admits to all the accusations that had been levelled against him, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. "I think Anwar should thank Dr Mahathir for sacking him in 1998. It shows (that) it is proven that all the accusations that Dr Mahathir brought against him (Anwar) for whatever wrongdoing he (Anwar) did were right.  "By supporting Dr Mahathir, he admits to whatever allegations Dr Mahathir made in 1998," he told reporters in Pasir Gudang today. Shabery commented on the statement by Anwar expressing support for the stand taken by political parties and individuals, including Dr Mahathir, against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Anwar, 69, was sacked from the Cabinet on September 2, 1998, and a day later, was removed from Umno. He was later charged with corruption and sodomy. He was found guilty and sentenced to six years' jail by the High Court on April 14, 1999, on four counts of corruption for having interfered in police investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. On September 2, 2004, the PKR de facto leader was freed after six years in prison, when the Federal Court allowed his appeal against conviction for sodomy. Anwar is currently serving a five-year jail sentence following another sodomy conviction last year. – Bernama, March 4, 2016.]]>

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