Tuesday, 5 March 2013


PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was visibly upset when queried over allegations that he had a hand in the armed Sulu intrusions in Sabah.

He brushed off suggestions that a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) be set up for him to clear his name.

"Where are you from? TV3? Who levelled the accusation against me? It was Umno. The people who should answer your question is (Former Prime Minister) Tun (Dr) Mahathir Mohamad," he told a press conference at the Parti Keadilan Rakyat headquarters here.

Anwar claimed that Dr Mahathir, former political secretary Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin and the late Deputy Home Minister Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub, were responsible for the task force allegedly responsible for citizenships granted to Sabah immigrants.

Anwar appeared ticked off when a journalist asked him whether he would initiate legal action against the Philippines Daily Inquirer, which published the reports linking him with the Sulu armed men.

"Why do I need to sue them? They did not mention me but the Umno-owned media accused me. If you say I am the mastermind, I will sue you, too." (NST)

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