Sodomy II: Shafee only telling the truth at roadshows
Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the chief prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case, is only telling the truth when he spoke about the sodomy case.
UMNO information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said Muhammad Shafee’s action was to explain that the case was not a conspiracy as claimed by the Opposition.
Ahmad, who is also deputy finance minister, said non-governmental organisations (NGO) have the right to invite Muhammad Shafee to give talks.
“It is up to the NGOs to invite him. We cannot stop him as the Opposition is preoccupied with the conspiracy theory,” he told reporters after a meeting with Kedah Umno division heads, here today.
“Muhammad Shafee’s series of road shows called ‘Sejenak Bersama TS Shafee Abdullah’ is not at the insistence of UMNO or the government.
“Malaysia is a free country. I am pretty sure that he (Muhammad Shafee) is not telling lies,” he added.
Yesterday, Muhammad Shafee held road shows to justify the judgment of the sodomy case against Anwar.
The road shows, held in Permatang Pauh, Penang were organized by an NGO.
Anwar,66, is serving a five years’ jail sentence for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008 after his final appeal was rejected.
This followed the Federal Court’s decision on Feb 10 to uphold the Appeals Court decision to convict Anwar on March 7, 2014.