WHAT RM50mil? I thought it was RM3 BILLION – Anwar, Karpal lodge police report

4 August 2013


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Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and DAP chairman Karpal Singh have lodged police reports against Umno’s Mazlan Ismail for alleging that Anwar had paid more than RM50mil to Karpal since 2008.

“From RM3 billion to RM300million. Now it is RM50 million, next it will be RM300,000 to RM3,000,” PKR adviser Anwar Ibrahim told reporters on Sunday just before he went in to the police station to lodge a complaint.

He was referring to the accusations often hurled by Umno leaders against him that he had salted away billions in secret bank accounts, most of which they alleged were from foreign sources including from the United States and Jewish-linked funds.

6,000 letters

According to Mazlan, who had unsuccessfully challenged Anwar for the Permatang Pauh seat in Malaysia’s scandal-tainted May 5 general election, he had received “over 6,000 letters on the matter over the past week addressed to my house in Penanti.”

Claiming that he did not know the identity of the sender or senders, Mazlan said each letter was eight pages long and contained allegations as well as copies of savings account numbers of various banks and amounts belonging to Anwar.

“I believe the individual wants me to be the go-between to expose Anwar’s dealings with Karpal. The person wants to expose that Anwar had paid more than RM50 million via cheques to Karpal since 2008,” Umno-controlled newspaper NST had replorted Mazlan as saying.

“He had claimed that besides settling legal fees, the amount was also to allegedly bribe judges and prosecutors. I believe similar letters containing the same allegations against Anwar and Karpal must have already been in circulation in Permatang Pauh.”


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