Anwar Ibrahim only shaken, not injured, in car accident

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Sept 2017: 

A car carrying former opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was being transported from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) back to the Sungai Buloh Prison, was involved in an accident yesterday afternoon.

Lawyer R. Sivarasa said his client escaped serious injuries in the incident which occurred at a traffic light junction near Jalan Saujana Utama in Sungai Buloh about 12.30pm.

“The prison officer driving the car braked sharply to avoid an oncoming car and the escort car trailing behind knocked into the vehicle (carrying Anwar).

“(Subsequently,) the car carrying Anwar suffered damage mainly to the back of the vehicle,” he said in a statement.

Sivarasa said Anwar was shaken up due to the mishap and was given painkillers after being treated by a doctor at the prison.

Anwar was warded at HKL on Sept 19 for a scheduled health examination.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) denied the detention of three staff of an opposition MP in Selangor on Thursday was politically motivated.

MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the action against the three individuals  was conducted professionally in line with the efforts of the commission to rid the country of corruption.

“We stress that the arrest of the individuals is not related to politics. We are doing it professionally and not due to politics as the MACC has no time to be involved in politics.”

Dzulkifli was commenting on the allegation by Subang MP R. Sivarasa of Parti Keadilan Rakyat that the detention of his three employees by MACC was politically motivated.

Dzulkifli reminded all parties to give space and opportunity to MACC to carry out its investigations against  those detained before they start defending them in the mass media.

“Please give us the opportunity to probe and after the investigations had been completed and if they are not guilty, we will not take action. But if there is sufficient evidence, we will take action.

“We will act indiscriminately regardless of whether the person is from the ruling party or opposition,” he said, adding that the MACC had also take action against individuals from the ruling party recently.

– Bernama

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