Two months is long enough and DAP calls on government to end the charade and to make public report of "independent police investigation team" into Anwar’s black eye and bruises while under police custody

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang 

(Petaling Jaya, Friday): A local press today reported that the Attorney-General, Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah, continues to keep mum on whether he has received the report of the "independent police investigation team" into allegations of police assault made by former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The issue is not whether the Attorney-General has received the report of the "independent police investigation team" but why there is still no public accounting when it is two full months since Anwar Ibrahim was given the black-eye while in police custody on the first night of his arrest on Sept. 20!

The two long months taken by the "independent police investigation team" to investigate such a simple and straightforward matter as   Anwar’s allegations of police assault while under police custody is becoming very scandalous and is giving Malaysia a second "black eye" as far as our international reputation and image is concerned.

When two months have come and gone and still there is no public accounting whatsoever in the independent police investigations into Anwar’s black eye and bruises, with everyone, from the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr.Mahathir Mohamad to the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Rahim Noor, taking part in a charade to tell the world  that they know nothing about the police investigations, have not heard anything about its outcome  and will not be hearing anything it, the nation and the world cannot be blamed for suspecting that a major plot to cover up the causes of Anwar’s black-eye is afoot.

DAP calls for the immediate end of the charade surrounding the "independent police investigations" into Anwar’s black eye and bruises and for the government to immediately make public the outcome of the investigation team.  It is the  Attorney-General’s prerogative to decide what action he  proposes to take as a result of the investigation report, but there can be no reason or ground to deny the Malaysian public’s right to know the full outcome of the police investigations.


*Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Democratic Action Party Secretary-General & Member of Parliament for Tanjong