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Ex-M'sia police boss withdraws suit against Anwar Ibrahim

Publication Date : 17-10-2012


Malaysia's former police chief Musa Hassan has withdrawn his suit against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over an allegation that he helped fabricate evidence during investigations into the latter's “black eye” assault in 1998.

The case had been fixed for hearing for three days beginning yesterday. But former inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa's lead counsel Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin told Justice Asmabi Mohamad that his client wished to withdraw the suit.

Anwar's lead counsel N. Surendran said his side would not press for costs.

The judge then struck out the suit.

The People's Justice Party (PKR) leader in his police report on July 1, 2008, claimed that Musa and Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail had fabricated evidence and hidden facts in the investigation into the assault on him in a police lock-up by then IGP Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor.

Anwar Ibrahim also alleged that the duo tampered with a medical report and made up false evidence that he (Anwar) had sodomised several people while serving the government, for which he was tried and convicted in 1999.

Anwar, who spent six years in jail before the judgment was later overturned, and Musa were present in court yesterday.

Musa, who retired as IGP in 2010, told reporters that both parties had discussed the issue prior to his withdrawing the suit.

Anwar said he was pleased with Musa's decision to withdraw the suit against him.

Surendran said in a press statement later that the withdrawal against their client was unconditional.

“The withdrawal was initiated by Musa or his representative and at all times Anwar was ready to proceed with case,” he added.


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