Anwar denies sexual assault allegations

Anwar denies sexual assault allegations

PUCHONG: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today denied allegations that he attempted to sexually assault his former research officer Muhammed Yusoff Rawther.

The Port Dickson MP said he had received the report made by Yusoff through the media and social media.

“I strongly deny this baseless slander,” he said in a statement.

Anwar said that on the date mentioned by Yusoff, he was campaigning for the Port Dickson by-election and had attended an event to commemorate the 150th birthdate of Mahatma Gandhi in Kuala Lumpur before returning to Port Dickson.

He added his private secretary Shukri Saad would lodge a police report on the issue today, while his lawyer Ramkarpal Singh would be sending a letter of demand to Yusoff.

“His actions are aimed at tarnishing my image ahead of the 14th PKR national congress and the power transition process,” said Anwar.

Yesterday Yusoff made the allegation through a statutory declaration in a press conference.

Yusoff alleged that the incident occurred on Sept 23, 2018, in Anwar’s office.

By Irman Hashim