Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Forensic team gathers evidence at RM2.2 mil ...

Tuesday, 01 July 2008

(The Straits Times) - A MALAYSIAN police forensic team yesterday visited a luxury condominium in the upscale Damansara neighbourhood to gather evidence for the sodomy case lodged against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The team spent more than five hours sweeping the unit where the alleged offence had taken place, reported online newspaper Malaysiakini.com

Team members entered the condominium premises at about 12.15pm, and left at about 5.15pm.

A group of police investigators was also at the posh condominium inspecting the log books at the guard house.

The police also spoke to security guards and viewed hours of closed-circuit television footage.

Security guards refused to speak to the horde of journalists who had been camping outside the development, saying that they had been instructed by their employers to stay silent.

According to a witness, the corridor leading to the fifth-floor condominium unit was cordoned off with police tape, and several policemen were seen guarding the entrance.

The luxury unit is said to be worth at least RM2.2 million (S$900,000), and its monthly rental rates range from RM7,500 to RM15,000. The condo facilities include a fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool, and squash and tennis courts.

Last Saturday, Mr Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan lodged a police report accusing Datuk Seri Anwar of sodomising him at Unit 1151 of Kondominium Desa Damansara in Kuala Lumpur. The alleged offence was said to have taken place on June 26.

Mr Anwar has denied the allegation, calling it a total fabrication. Yesterday morning, he filed a defamation suit against Mr Saiful.

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