Anuar: "Why only sue Nallakaruppan and Utusan? Why has he yet to sue me and his former aides for coming out in public with proof of his sexual and moral misconduct?''
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s former private secretary Anuar Shaari said the former was being unfair and selective in his suit against the Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP) president Datuk S. Nallakaruppan and Malay daily Utusan Malaysia.
Anuar told The Mole: “Why only sue Nallakaruppan and Utusan? Why hasn't he initiated similar legal action against me and his other former aides who had also come out publicly to reveal his sexual and moral misconduct?’’
“I am still very much ready for him to sue me. I have enough information to share with the public on who he really is,’’ Anuar added.
“As it is, Anwar has only filed a notice of claim and have not sued Nallakaruppan yet. He (Anwar) just wants to make a scene of the whole issue. I think he should just sue all of us.’’
Anuar had challenged the Permatang Pauh MP to sue him together with PKR’s former youth chief Ezam Mohd Noor, PKR's former deputy youth chief Mohd Zahid Md Arip, PKR's former parliamentary candidate Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and the party’s former youth secretary SD Johari Yasin for their public disclosure of Anwar’s moral and sexual misconduct.
Zulkifli who is Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP said, “I do not think Anwar will sue Nallakaruppan. He is playing politics by trying to be judged by the public rather than the courts of law.’’
“If he claims he is innocent, I think he should just sue all of us or at least perform the sumpah laknat (swear by the Quran in the name of Allah) to clear himself of all the allegations.’’
Ezam however claimed the reason Anwar choose to sue Nallakaruppan and Utusan, but not the others including the Datuk T trio and Ummi Hafilda Ali because he sees the need to gain public trust towards him once again in preparation for the next general elections.
“I do not seem to understand why Anwar has yet to sue us, especially the Datuk T trio for revealing a video they alleged Anwar of having sex with a prostitute.’’
A former key witness in Anwar's 1999 sodomy trial, Ummi denied she was being used by Umno to smear Anwar's name aimed at undermining PKR’s popularity.
Anuar and Ezam
Ummi said: “I was not paid a single cent by Umno, I am taking a huge risk to prove that Anwar did have an affair with my sister in-law Shamsidar Taharin without the help of Umno.''
Prior to this PKR’s vice-president N.Surendran alleged that Anwar's detractors were put up by Umno.
Anwar has filed a notice of claim against Nallakaruppan and Utusan Malaysia threatening to sue them for RM100 million for a report in the Malay daily claiming he is a bisexual and unfit to be a leader.