Anwar might need to give statement to police

This is an update on the goings on of the post-Black 14 gathering on Monday. After the gathering, which the police claimed to be illegal, three PKR leaders were asked to give statements, to help the police with their investigation of the gathering. From the news reports, the trio have finally given their statements. But apparently, it’s still not enough.

Cops may call Anwar to give statement

KUALA LUMPUR: Police may call PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to record his statement over the ‘Black 14’ rally at Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru on Monday.

He said he and his officers would decide whether to record a statement from Anwar, who addressed a crowd of 20,000 people during the rally to celebrate the expiry of his ban from active politics.

“We need to get their statements to assist in investigations,” he said after Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan launched the Public Bank-police safety campaign to address the Mat Rempit problem among youths at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here on Thursday.

He reiterated that the organisers did not apply for a permit from the police to hold a public rally.

He said that on April 8, police received a letter requesting police presence at a dinner to be held at the club.

“The letter only named three speakers. The names of Anwar or of PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were not on the list,” he said.

“However, when we checked several blogs, they stated that Anwar was scheduled to deliver a speech, and 50,000 people were expected to attend.

On Wednesday, police recorded statements from Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, vice-president Azmin Ali and the Mentri Besar’s special officer Yahya Sahri.

Full article here.


Ah, so the cops read the blogs. Good. They’re doing something right, at least.

For the meantime, I don’t really have any comments on this. If the police think that they need to call Anwar in to help with investigations, so be it. But let’s hope that it doesn’t lead to arrest (shock!!), or detention without trial (read: ISA).


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