Japan says seeking information on Anwar July 17, 2008Posted by Parti KeADILan Rakyat Bahagian Batu in Antarabangsa, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, global, Hubungan Antarabangsa, Kezaliman, Krisis, Penyelewengan, Protes, Rakyat, Rally.
Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is due to head next week to Singapore for meetings with his colleagues from the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
“Japan hopes to use the occasion to grasp the situation so as to decide how to react on the matter,” chief government spokesman Nobutaka Machimura told reporters.
Anwar was freed on bail Thursday after being arrested on new accusations of sodomy, which he dismissed as a conspiracy to thwart his plans to topple the government.
The US said Wednesday that Anwar’s arrest raised “serious concerns”.
Japan considers Southeast Asia a key area of influence and entered a free-trade agreement with Malaysia in July last year.