The father of Saiful Bukhari has apologised to PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, claiming that his son had been used by irresponsible quarters including an official of the prime minister to defame Anwar in Sodomy II.
“Anwar is innocent and a victim of this slander… as such I apologise to Anwar and his family.
“He and his family have suffered a lot as a result of this slander,” said Azlan Mohd Lazim in a statement issued during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
Anwar was acquitted by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Jan 9 on charges of sodomising Saiful, who was his political aide, on June 26, 2008 in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers has appealed against the decision and the Court of Appeal will hear the case on July 22.