Anwar drama heads for standoff with govt

In Anwar Ibrahim on June 29, 2008 at 11:10 am

paklamalaysianinsider – […] Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Azmin Ali did not disclose to The Malaysian Insider whether Anwar was seeking political asylum abroad but his supporters said that they believe that his life is in danger and that he could be on the hit of those who do not want him to come to power.

“He has been there since 6am,” said Azmin.

His choice of the Turkish Embassy for protection is not surprising. Since his release from jail after the Federal Court overturned his conviction for sodomy in 2004, Anwar has struck a close relationship with Turkish Premier Reccep Erdogan.

The Opposition politician leaned heavily on strategists from Erdogan’s AKP in planning Pakatan Rakyat’s successful election campaign. This assistance was frowned upon by the government and since then, government officials have been suspicious of Erdogan’s motives and of Anwar’s link with the AKP.

Meanwhile, there was surprise and puzzled looks in Putrajaya as government ministers burnt the telephone lines trying to find out if the police report by Anwar’s aide against him for alleged sodomy was part of a political campaign to discredit the former deputy prime minister.… selanjutnya.

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