PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim is at the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) headquarters in Putrajaya this morning to continue being questioned on his police report alleging fabrication of evidence regarding his 'black eye' incident in 1998.
MCPXAnwar arrived at the ACA headquarters at 9.50am accompanied by his lawyers R Sivarasa and Param Cumaraswamy. Also with them was his chief of staff Ibrahim Yaacob.Anwar was questioned for two hours last Wednesday before being arrested while on his way home, an hour before his 2pm appointment with the police on sodomy allegations against him.He was released on police bail the next day.The opposition leader is just back from a three-state roadshow - Malacca, Pahang and Johor.
The ACA is investigating the July 1 police report filed by Anwar accusing Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan and Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail of fabricating evidence in his trials 10 years ago.When Anwar was arrested on Sept 20, 1998, he was taken to the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters where the former deputy premier was beaten by then police chief Abdul Rahim Noor, resulting in a black eye and injuries to other parts of his body.At that time, Musa was the investigating officer of the charges against Anwar while Gani was the chief prosecutor.Anwar wants fresh investigationsAnwar said that the original medical reports done by a number of doctors were ignored.
"The medical reports concluded that the injury inflicted on me was consistent with an assault," he added in his police report.However, Anwar claimed that instead of accepting the reports and prosecuting his assailant, then attorney-general Mokhtar Abdullah - in collusion with Gani - asked another doctor, Dr Abdul Rahman Yusof, to allegedly fabricate a second medical report.Anwar said he believed both Musa and Gani were present at Bukit Aman on the night he was assaulted by Rahim and that both had 'concealed' the assault.
"I believe both Musa and Gani Patail were actively involved in the procuring of the second undated report by Dr Rahman," he said.Anwar called for a fresh investigation into the alleged fabrication of evidence, which is an offence punishable by up to seven years' imprisonment.The ACA has stepped in to investigate the allegation as both the police and attorney-general's chambers are implicated in the matter.Both Musa and Gani were questioned by the ACA on July 1.