Anwar cites Inquirer offer to clear his name

Anwar Ibrahim AFP FILE PHOTO

KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday said that he had been offered by the Philippine Daily Inquirer an opportunity to clear his name over the alleged connection to the armed intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“They (Inquirer) had contacted me this morning and offered me to speak to their editor for a live broadcast interview,” said the Malaysian opposition leader.

“They are willing to give me a platform to counter or disagree with regards to the allegations,” he told reporters here after the closing of the International Conference on the 13th General Election.

However, owing to his busy schedule, Anwar said he was unable to take up the offer immediately but would do so later.

He added that the offer would include a live interview of his clarification and publication by the daily.

He reiterated his denial over his alleged links to the armed intruders, blaming local mainstream media for spinning the issue.

Anwar also repeated his call for roundtable talks with the government leadership, including an emergency Parliament for leaders from both sides of the political divide to make a common stand on attacks against the nation’s sovereignty.

On Friday, the Inquirer ran a news article based on Philippine Army intelligence sources that stated that a Sabah politician allied with Anwar had met with the armed intruders.

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  • EdgarEdgar

    Najib: With elections coming up, we need to charge Anwar Ibrahim with sodomy again.
    Noynoy: Whatever you do, please don’t cane Anwar Ibrahim’s behind. I love his cute posterior.
    Najib: I can’t promise you that. You can still have your little whole after Anwar recovers.
    Noynoy: If you can promise me that, I’ll give up Sabah altogether.

    • tagatabas

       Ang galing mo… sa kalokohan

  • Noel

    Anwar is Erap’s best friend.  If Anwar is proven to have a hand in this current Sabah fiasco, then Erap’s critics would again blame Erap.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    if the united nation say malaysian force out sabah the arm forces of the philippines kick out the malaysian ugly force to sabah!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6EADOP2OSGDCE6G6CE6IQLU7XM Julius

    rampant misinformation was spread on both Sabah and Mindanao prior to and during the standoff.  now ask who has an interest in this and who had the capability / experience?  clue:  who suddenly appeared and visited Kiram at his residence?

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