Musa Hassan, the Inspector General Of Police says he will consult his lawyers on his next course of action, now that Anwar Ibrahim has not apologised within the 48 hours as demanded. It is a bit trickier here, The IGP is in charge of the investigation of the sodomy case against Anwar, and this he does under his official capacity, but if the IGP sues Anwar for tarnishing of the IGP’s image this would entail in his personal capacity. Then he would be wearing two caps. Read this.
SEPANG, July 16 (Bernama) — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Wednesday he would consult his lawyers, Kamarul Hishamaad and Hasnol Rezua, on the next course of action to take against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim following the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor’s failure to apologise to him as demanded.
He said the 48 hours given to Anwar to apologise for accusing him of having manipulated facts pertaining to an assault case on the latter while in police custody in 1998, which could tarnish his image as the IGP, had passed and now he would seek legal redress after consulting his lawyers.
He told this to reporters after arriving at the KL International Airport here from Brunei, where he was honoured with the Datuk Seri Pahlawan award by the Sultan of Brunei Tuesday.
On Sunday, Musa through his lawyers had issued a notice to Anwar to apologise for accusing him as having caused Anwar’s injuries while the latter was detained for a sodomy investigation in 1998. Musa was the investigating officer of the case then.
On July 1, Anwar lodged a police report against Musa and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, who was Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor then, alleging the duo had tampered with evidence relating to the 1998 case.