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Police start probe into sexual assault claim against PKR’s Anwar

Yussof (right) leaving the Bukit Aman federal police HQ with his lawyer after several hours of questioning. -- FMT photo

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KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 9, 2019: Police have decided to start investigating a sexual assault allegation by a former staff of PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in October last year, a claim Anwar denied by saying that he was busy with a by-election at that time.

Last Wednesday Muhammed Yusoff Rawther made his statutory declaration on the allegation public, alleging that he was sexually assaulted at Anwar’s house-cum-office in Petaling Jaya while working as his researcher.

Today Yusoff spent almost nine hours to record his statement at Bukit Aman. He was accompanied his lawyer Datuk Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla. They were seen leaving the federal police headquarters about 9.20 pm.

On Saturday, the media reported that Yusoff had lodged a report with Sentul police to enable police to investigate his claim. In the report Yusoff also expressed concern over his safety after receiving threats by unnamed individuals.

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