Malaysia’s Anwar Faces inquiry on sexual assault charge

first_imgMuhammad Yusoff said last week thatAnwar had attempted to force him to have sex in September 2018. KUALA LUMPUR – Anwar Ibrahim, in line totake over Malaysia’s premiership, will be called in for questioning over allegationsthat he had sexually assaulted a former male aide, police said on Wednesday. Police recorded Muhammad Yusoff’sstatement on Monday, criminal investigations department director Huzir Mohamedsaid in a statement. Muhammed Yusoff is being represented bya lawyer who counts Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad among his clients. OnTuesday, Mahathir promised to hand over power to rival-turned-ally Anwar inspite of the latest allegations against him. President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim reacts during their general assembly in Melaka, Malaysia in this Dec. 7, 2019 file photo. REUTERS Anwar has denied the accusation by theaide, Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, describing it as “politics at its worst.” “Statements from Anwar Ibrahim andseveral related witnesses will be taken as soon as appropriate appointmenttimes are set,” Huzir said./PNlast_img