Yusoff Rawther Satisfied with Results of Polygraph Tests

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Muhammed Yusoff Rawther is satisfied the four-hour long polygraph tests he took yesterday will help in the ongoing investigation into his sexual assault charge against Anwar Ibrahim.

He emerged from the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters smiling and saying he was “more than satisfied” with the polygraph tests.

His lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla said it was now up to the police to release further information.

Haniff said the experts spent one-and-a-half hours from 3pm preparing the polygraph machine before administering the tests.

“Three experts from the relevant department administered the test on Yusoff and I am sure they will be forwarded to the investigators in the next couple of days. It is up to the police if they want to release it.


“I do not know what questions were asked as I was not allowed in the room.

“As far as we are concerned, we came so Yusoff could cooperate fully and wholeheartedly with the police and allow them to conduct a full investigation.

“The tests were one of the things he wanted to do to show his sincerity and honesty in this investigation,” he said.

Yusoff’s police report against Anwar earlier this month 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.

The 26-year-old spent about 11 hours giving his statements to the unit’s officers over two days last week.

PKR president Anwar gave his statement to police last week before they followed him to his Bukit Segambut home for further investigation. Anwar said he would give police his full cooperation.

Haniff did not want to comment when asked whether he thought Anwar would take the polygraph tests.

While polygraph tests provide physiological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration during questioning, the tests may not necessarily be admitted in court.

Polygraph tests have been used by the police, armed forces and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in their investigations and are conducted subject to agreement by the involved parties.

Although polygraph tests may be as accurate a lie detector as widely believed, Haniff previously said his client felt the test would help police “conclude their investigations justly and conclusively”. – FMT