Anwar arrested before deadline

UPDATE:

Anwar started giving his statement to the police at about 2.50pm, said another of his lawyers R. Sivarasiah, also the Subang Jaya Member of Parliament (MP).

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang described the arrest as “highly provocative and shocking.”

Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusuf, who was there as Anwar’s lawyer, said bring the matter would be brought up in Parliament.

Original post:

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived at the city police headquarters here at 1.15pm Wednesday in a white Pajero after being arrested by the police.

He was earlier arrested in front of his house in Bukit Segambut.

His lawyer Sankara Nair said the police told Anwar that he was being arrested for investigations under Section 377C of the Penal Code for alleged “carnal intercourse against the order of nature.”

Asked if Anwar was handcuffed, Sankara said he was not.

The police had on Tuesday given Anwar a 2pm deadline to answer allegations of sodomy.

Full article from The StarOnline here.

According to the Malaysian Insider HERE:

Anwar was taken to the KL police headquarters under heavy police escort with as many as 15 vehicles in the convoy.

15 vehicles? Isn’t that a bit too much? Anwar is being charged for alleged “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”, not murder. Why the 15 vehicles? It’s not like Anwar’s likely to sodomise anyone enroute to the police station if there was only one vehicle in the convoy.

15 vehicles is over the top, and total waste of fuel.

Another thing, why the arrest?

If the police had given Anwar a deadline of 2pm to report to the police station, why arrest him earlier than that?

If there’s one thing they shouldn’t do, it is to issue a deadline, and arrest someone before the deadline is over.

If they had planned to arrest him in the first place, then don’t issue a deadline for Anwar to follow.

Are the police acting on their own, or have they been ordered to arrest Anwar before the deadline?

(I have been told that the police can arrest Anwar at any time at their discretion, provided that they have a warrant of arrest. I assume they do. So they have in their hands the power to arrest Anwar as and when they see fit, irrelevant to whatever deadline was given prior to the arrest)

Either way, the police force are not getting any brownie points for going over the board in this case.

*Read also Eli Wong’s take HERE.


2 Comments on “Anwar arrested before deadline”

  1. KevinP says:

    Hahaha… feeling of dejavu reading your post…. we questioned the same why 15 vehicles? Why arrest deadline?

    Geez… I am a Malaysian too and a very sad one these days.
    _________
    It’s weird how we “normal people” can see the logic, when they themselves cannot.

  2. warrior2 says:

    Those 15 vehicles are not empty vehicles I presume because if they are empty and devoid of police personel, than something is wrong. I guess they are many of the police personnel just incase the convoy is blocked by protestors or his supporters along the way.

    Why the arrest? I believe it is because there is already a warrant of arrest issued (due to his failure to turn up on monday). If he had turn up, nothing of this drama will happen.

    Before the dateline? Yup because from the ACA office he went to his house and not to the IPK direct. I wrote in another blog that he gladly/happily/without much fanfare went to the ACA to give his statement because it was his own report on AG and IGP but since the police order for him to turn up was because of another`s report against him, not forgetting that he promised to turn up earlier but didnt,he main drama.I wont be surprised that he purposely wanted to be arrested to invoke emotion of the supporters.
    ____________
    On the arrest. I have just updated my post, as it seems that I have been mistaken on several points that I mentioned before. Still, thanks for pointing it out.


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