Anwar Claims Cops Asked for Names of MPs Backing Him

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Anwar Ibrahim claimed that the police had asked him to reveal the names of the MPs who are supporting him.

However, the opposition leader said he declined to do so, stating that the matter is between him and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“I told them that I have given the support letters from the respective party leaders (to the king).

“I said this is between me and the Agong, and has nothing to do with the police or the Home Ministry which instructed the police to find out the names,” he told reporters outside the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur this evening.

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“Why the focus on the 121 names? They were given by each of the party leaders and I am not here to cooperate with their political masters and give out names,” said Anwar, after talking for two hours with federal police this afternoon.

Anwar avoided the press by using the back entrance into Bukit Aman at 3pm.

Reporters had been waiting for him at the front gate from as early as 1pm.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Huzir Mohamed in a statement yesterday said that 113 police reports have been lodged against Anwar on the matter.

“The case is being investigated under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act.

“Investigation is still ongoing and so far, 113 police reports have been lodged,” he had said.