There is a rumour that a warrant of arrest has been issued to Anwar Ibrahim in his house in Segambut. But the KL police chief has denied it. He was said to have been arrested on Monday, but some rumours say it is this Friday.
Don’t believe me? Reporters are all waiting in anticipation outside Anwar’s house in Segambut.
Others rumour that it may be on Aug 8, Anwar’s birthday? Wow. What a great way to say “Happy Birthday”. And Anwar would have a great time celebrating, too, and increasing his share value in the market of mindless political trading.
If he gets arrested before the mother of all by-elections – Permatang Pauh, it would certainly help add more spice to Anwar’s election campaign. More sympathy votes for Anwar. Even fence sitters would shift. Human beings have an inborn soft spot for the underdog, you know.
Who knows, maybe Pak Lah feels that Anwar has to win this time? How else to keep his restless but subdued looking deputy,Najib Tun Razak, on his toes?
According to M(alay) STAR, it is Anwar who tried to pre-empt his arrest by informing the police that he is willing to “meet the police” to answer any querries regarding those sodomy allegations against him. (Thanks to commentator ShahJehan for the heads-up).
Anwar’s lawyer, Saiful Izham Ramli said a letter was sent to the IGP so that Anwar can be informed of his “arrest”, unlike the ambush that happened on 16 July. A surprise arrest, while he was on the way to the police station to give his statement on the allegations. He was supposed to make it on time for the police deadline, but alas.
“Anwar can go to the police station himself, no need to sent a team of police sporting balaclavas and leather jackets anymore,” said Saiful (not the alleged sodomised victim).
Anwar is currently out on police bail last 17 July, after he spent a night in the jail, and would have to report back to the KL Police HQ on 18 August.
If they do not arrest him by then, can we safely say they have nothing on him?