Friday, August 1, 2008

Sex-juboq: ‘Under the law, Anwar is innocent until proven guilty.’ – Syed Hamid

PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar yesterday confirmed that police have completed their investigation into the sodomy allegation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"The (investigation) papers have been submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action but I do not know the contents.
"No doubt I am the minister in charge. But I am not in the habit of finding out (the contents) because that is not my job," he said when asked about the probe after meeting Immigration officers here.
It is understood that the IPs had been sent to solicitor-general Datuk Idrus Harun.
Syed Hamid refused to comment on rumours that the Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader would be arrested following completion of investigations.
"Let the due processes take place. Under the law, Anwar is innocent until proven guilty.
"There should be no talk about charges or him being arrested.
"The police have completed their investigations and the papers have been submitted.
"It is up to the A-G's Chambers to decide whether to press charges against him or not."
Syed Hamid said newspapers were "conducting a trial for the public to make a decision on the case".
"I think when you have a mob court, it will be very difficult to uphold justice.
"Anwar is a free person and there have been no charges brought against him yet."

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