M’Kini PHOTO GALLERY – From ACA to IPK July 16, 2008Posted by Parti KeADILan Rakyat Bahagian Batu in Anti-ISA, Badan Kehakiman, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, ISA, Kezaliman, Krisis, Pakatan Rakyat, Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Penyelewengan, Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Protes, Rakyat, Rally, Rasuah.
Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan described the arrest as regrettable and said police appeared to have acted because they thought Anwar would not turn up for the interrogation.
“The treatment of Anwar will receive the utmost public scrutiny and we really hope we are not seeing a repeat of the fiasco of 1998,” she said. “They didn’t need to arrest him, that’s not a very good start.”
PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali said the party feared police were trying to obtain information in the interrogation session that they could use to doctor the allegations against him.
“I would say police don’t have enough evidence so they are trying to force more evidence from Anwar,” he said.
Syed Husin said Anwar had sent out a message calling for restraint, for fear the government would use protests as a justification for a wider crackdown including the arrests of more opposition leaders.
“He calls upon his supporters and the people of Malaysia to remain calm and to reject any provocation which would give a pretext for any emergency action to be taken,” he said.
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