PKR MP Lodges Police Report Against UMNO Leader For Accusing Anwar Of Sodomising A Student
Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament (MP) Fahmi Fadzil lodged a police report against United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam earlier today, 1 October, after the latter accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy
"I made this report because it was a very bad thing to do," the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) communications director was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today.
"I have asked the authorities to take action because it looks as if he (Lokman) will make more statements like this," Fahmi added.
Fahmi was speaking during a press conference at the PKR operations centre in Port Dickson earlier today.
Yesterday, 30 September, Lokman had accused Anwar of sodomising an Indonesian student in Singapore in a Facebook post, citing Singaporean news portal Berita Mediacorp
Lokman claimed that an Indonesian student had lodged a police report in Singapore, alleging that he had been sodomised by the husband of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
"Her husband is Anwar Ibrahim. The victim is currently being guarded by Singapore police in a hospital," Lokman wrote in the post, which has since been taken down.
Lokman's allegations were struck down by Berita Mediacorp itself yesterday
Berita Mediacorp stressed in a report that it did not publish the news about Lokman's allegations.
"We have been told that Lokman claimed his post was sourced from Berita Mediacorp," the media agency said.
"This is not true, and the news spread by Lokman is fake news," added Berita Mediacorp.
Lokman has since issued a correction to his allegations
The Malaysian Insight reported the UMNO Supreme Council member as saying that he has announced that his previous statement is untrue.
"I posted about a sodomy case in Singapore. But upon checking with the source, it didn't happen," Lokman was quoted as saying by The Malaysian Insight.
Meanwhile, Fahmi added that PKR will wait and see if it should take action against Lokman
"The party that should take action against Lokman is Mediacorp," the Lembah Pantai MP was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today.
"It was a wild accusation by UMNO, (the party) which didn't even want to contest (in the Port Dickson by-election) because it was too scared," he added.
You can read the police report in full here: