LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- The High Court here was told today that a letter
sent to the prime minister by a woman gave details of Datuk Seri Anwar
Ibrahim's alleged sexual misconduct including homosexual acts.
second witness, DSP Abdul Aziz Hussin, 42, of the Bukit Aman Special Branch
police headquarters, said he was informed of the letter by another police
He said ACP Mazlan
Mohamed Din gave him a copy of the letter entitled "Perihal Salah Laku
Timbalan Perdana Menteri" (About the Deputy Prime Minister's Misconduct)
at midnight on Aug 17 last year.
among other things, related the sexual and homosexual misconduct of the
deputy prime minister who was Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," he said, identifying
Anwar in the dock.
He was testifying
at the trial of Anwar charged with four counts of committing corrupt practice
by using his position to interfere in police investigations into allegations
of sexual misconduct against him.
deputy public prosecutor Azahar Mohamed told the court that the prosecution
would take three hours for Abdul Aziz's examination-in-chief.
Abdul Aziz, who
testified in Bahasa Malaysia took the stand at 3.25pm and the court adjourned
for the day 25 minutes later.
He said Mazlan
gave him the copy of the letter after he and an interrogation team which
was placed on active standby brought Ummi Hafilda Ali and Azizan Abu Bakar
to the Bukit Aman police headquarters.
Azahar then showed
the letter, which had been marked as an exhibit, to Abdul Aziz and asked
him to read out the allegations it contained.
one of Anwar's nine counsel, objected but Azahar told the court that this
was necessary as the officer's subsequent actions were based on the contents
of the letter.
Abdul Aziz then
read out the first page of the letter which, among other things, says:
+is a homosexual
through his sex acts and one of the victims brave enough to come forward
is his former driver, Azizan Abu Bakar, who is now Mohamed Azmin Ali's
+had sexual relations
with Puan Shamsidar Taharin, wife of his former private secretary, Mohamed
Aziz, whose duty is to interrogate, said Mazlan directed him over the phone
on Aug 15 last year to set up a team to interrogate a woman whom he was
He set up the team
comprising himself, ASP Musa Jaafar, Chief Insp Azman Abdul Razak and woman
constable Noraini Abdullah.
Abdul Aziz said
two days later, at about 5.20pm, he, the other team members and Mazlan
went to a house in Jalan Medang Tanduk, Bangsar.
On arrival at the
house Mazlan told them that the house belonged to Dr Ristina Majid and
that two people had sought refuge there.
He said he was
instructed to stand by and a couple was handed over to him in the house
compound at 11pm.
He checked their
identify cards and verified that they were Ummi Hafilda and Azizan before
taking them to the Bukit Aman police headquarters.
He said Ummi Hafilda
and Azizan were placed in separate rooms and he instructed his officers
to guard them before he called C/Insp Arif Ariffin and C/Insp Zamri Hashim
as reinforcements because at the preliminary stage he was only required
He said Mazlan
arrived at midnight and that was when he was informed of the letter and
given a copy.
Abdul Aziz will
continue with his testimony when the court sits at 9am tomorrow.
Anwar, who appeared
cheerful, spoke to his family members before being taken to the lock-up
after the court adjourned.
journalists looked uneasy when Abdul Aziz chose to testify in Bahasa Malaysia
because the first witness, outgoing Special Branch director Datuk Mohamed
Said Awang, had testified in English, which made their job easier.-- BERNAMA