Friday, July 18, 2008

Bilderberg Group and G8 will intervene if they have to

Anwar's political ties with the Bilderberg Group aka Global Elite has shown its sign.

Previously I've written a lengthy draft linking the international ties between Anwar and the global elite however I didn't post it up because it's incomplete , not comprehensive enough to acurately annex Anwar's connection with the conspirator of One World Governance. It might take quite some time before I finish writting as I was tied up with work lately and got no adequate time to put my effort into writing a good reading material. Some people gotta work,okay.

TOKYO, July 17, 2008 (AFP) - Japan said Thursday it will seek information about the arrest of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim during an ASEAN meeting next week.

Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is due to head next week to Singapore for meetings with his colleagues from the Association of Southeast Asian nations.

"Japan hopes to use the occasion to grasp the situation so as to decide how to react on the matter," chief government spokesman Nobutaka Machimura told reporters.

Anwar was freed on bail Thursday after being arrested on new accusations of sodomy, which he dismissed as a conspiracy to thwart his plans to topple the government.

The US said Wednesday that Anwar's arrest raised "serious concerns".

Japan considers Southeast Asia a key area of influence and entered a free-trade agreement with Malaysia in July last year.

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18 — United States Senator Joseph Biden Jr today called on Kuala Lumpur not to repeat the mistakes of the past in prosecuting opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, urging the Prime Minister "to drop this political attack on a respected opposition figure".

Biden, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is the latest American official to voice concern over Anwar's arrest in connection with a sodomy complaint filed by a former male aide last month. This is the second such accusation against the 60-year-old father of six in a decade.

"The charges against Mr Anwar closely mirror those levied against him in 1998: then, too, politically-motivated allegations were made against Mr. Anwar at the precise moment when he seemed poised to challenge a sitting Prime Minister," Biden said in a statement issued by Anwar's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

He said the spectacle of Anwar's "mistreatment and imprisonment on transparently political grounds greatly discredited Malaysia in the eyes of the world community" a decade ago and tarnished the reputation of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"I certainly hope that the current Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, does not repeat the mistakes of the past. I urge him to drop this political attack on a respected opposition figure, and commit himself to rule of law and good governance in Malaysia," Biden said.

MANILA, Philippines - Ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada on Thursday criticized the sodomy charge against his friend, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, as politically motivated.

"I hope that the Malaysian government will exercise prudence and observe due process in Anwar's case," Estrada said in a statement.

Estrada, who hosted Anwar in Manila last month and praised him as a democracy icon, said Anwar's arrest Wednesday on allegations that he sodomized a 23-year-old male aide appeared to be politically motivated.

He did not elaborate, but it was the second time in a decade that such an accusation has threatened Anwar's political career.

Malaysian police freed Anwar on bail Thursday after arresting him Wednesday for questioning and holding him overnight.

Anwar was fired as deputy prime minister in 1998, after being accused of sodomizing his family driver. Malaysia's Supreme Court later overturned his conviction, but by then Anwar had served six years in prison on a related charge of abuse of power. He was freed in 2004.

A former movie star, the 71-year-old Estrada was toppled in 2001 on corruption charges, and was jailed for six years during his plunder trial. He was convicted last year but was pardoned by his successor, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Last month, Estrada hosted a dinner party in his home for Anwar, and called him "part of my family."

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2008 (AFP) - The United States said Wednesday that the arrest of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over sodomy allegations sodomy has raised "serious concerns."

"We believe the detention today of prominent Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim raises serious questions and concerns," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement.

"We urge Malaysian authorities to resolve this matter in a manner that builds confidence in the impartial rule of law in Malaysia," he said.

Anwar underwent a long interrogation at the Malaysian police headquarters Wednesday and was then taken to hospital for a medical examination and would be held overnight at an undisclosed location, his lawyers said.

Anwar's wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she feared for his safety, after the events of a decade ago when he was sacked as deputy premier, beaten up by the police chief, and jailed for six years on sodomy and corruption charges.

Anwar has dismissed the latest accusations as a conspiracy to prevent him from rising into power.

The charges threaten to derail his political comeback and his plans to oust the government with the help of defecting lawmakers after landmark March elections that handed the opposition unprecedented gains.

Two US rights groups also expressed concerns about the arrest and hoped the investigation into the sodomy claims was not used as a political tool to silence him.

The arrest "is of great concern to us and the international community," said Lorne Craner, president of the International Republican Institute, and Ken Wollack, president the National Democratic Institute.

They noted that the similar charge filed against him a decade ago was ultimately overturned by Malaysia's Supreme Court.

Craner and Wollack also questioned the timing of the current allegations amid Anwar's re-emergence on the national political scene since a ban on his involvement in politics expired in April 2008.

"We hope that the investigation into the allegation is not used as a political tool to silence an outspoken government critic," they said.

Sodomy, even between consenting adults, is illegal in predominantly Muslim Malaysia and punishable by 20 years imprisonment.

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