Anwar Ibrahim will proceed with the civil suit filed against Yusoff Rawther…

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PETALING JAYA: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim says he will not forgive his former research assistant Muhammed Yusoff Rawther for making sexual assault allegations against him.

His statement came after the Attorney-General’s Chambers said earlier today that there was no case against Anwar.

“To ensure justice is upheld, legal action, which was initiated before this, will be continued,” the Port Dickson MP said in a series of tweets.

Anwar also welcomed the decision by the AGC and thanked the authorities for their professionalism.

Earlier, Solicitor-General Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek, who decided on the case following Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’ decision to recuse himself, said there were “contradictions of material facts”.

“We also found there is insufficient evidence to prosecute on the reports lodged based on the evidence available in the investigation papers,” she said.

Yusoff’s police report against Anwar in early December resulted in a probe by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit (D5) under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which deals with using criminal force to outrage a person’s modesty.

Police had recorded statements from him and Anwar. The PKR president had rejected the allegations.

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KUALA LUMPUR: The civil suit filed against former PKR researcher Muhammad Yusoff Rawther will proceed.

In stressing this, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he could not forgive the accusation thrown against him as it was an insult to his person.

“To ensure justice and accountability, the civil suit filed earlier will be maintained,” he said in a Twitter post today.

Anwar mentioned that While legitimate claims should be investigated according to due process, he said frivolous, vexatious and scurrilous allegations cannot be condoned, especially when they impugn the integrity and honour of innocent Malaysians.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/556538/civil-suit-against-yusoff-rawther-proceed-says-anwar

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