Thursday, July 17, 2008

Early arrest surprises Bar Council chairman - The Star

PETALING JAYA: Jul 17, 2008

The Bar Council said there was no reason to believe that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would not show up at the police headquarters to give his statement at the appointed time.

Its chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan said: “We are particularly surprised (about the early arrest) as he had been given until 2pm to show up at the police headquarters.”

“Furthermore, he had been at the ACA office in Putrajaya all morning.”

She said the council hoped there would be no repeat of 1998 when Anwar was tried on allegations of sodomy.

“Our criminal justice system is once again under public scrutiny and we hope that it can stand up to that scrutiny,” she said.

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