No Case Against Anwar in Sexual Assault Complaint

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The Attorney-General’s Chambers says there is no case against Anwar Ibrahim over the allegations of sexual assault lodged by his former research assistant Muhammed Yusoff Rawther.

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” that could not support prosecution under the Penal Code.

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

“In the circumstances, we agree with the recommendation of the police that the case be closed,” she said, adding that the probe may only be reopened should new evidence becomes available.