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Japan says seeking information on Anwar July 17, 2008

Posted by Parti KeADILan Rakyat Bahagian Batu in Antarabangsa, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, global, Hubungan Antarabangsa, Kezaliman, Krisis, Penyelewengan, Protes, Rakyat, Rally.

Japan said Thursday it will seek information about the arrest of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim during an ASEAN meeting next week.

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.

[ Versi Bahasa Melayu Di Sini ]

[Malaysia’s Anwar leaves police custody]
[US expresses ‘serious concerns’, Japan seeks more info]
[LAWYER: Anwar refused to give DNA sample for fear of the results being manipulated]


1. Letting.......... - July 18, 2008

I hope that Anwar can get a fair trial… I also hope that he can clear the doubts clouding his integrity and his sincerity… These saga has been long overdue, and when we thought it is safe to go back into the water and suddenly…….

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