PORT DICKSON: Controversial Umno figure Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who recently claimed there was a new sodomy allegation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is expected to be called in for questioning by the police on Wednesday afternoon (Oct 3).
According to PKR strategic communications chief Fahmi Fadzil, following the police report he lodged on Monday’s (Oct 1) over the matter on Monday (Oct 1), three more reports had been lodged by individuals from several states.
“Two days ago, I was called in to give my statement to the Port Dickson district police headquarters, and I have given my full cooperation.
“It was understood that Lokman will be questioned by the police at 12pm today (Wednesday),” he told reporters during a press conference at Pakatan Harapan’s Operations Centre in Port Dickson on Wednesday (Oct 3).
At present, Lokman is at the Federal Police Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) headquarters at Menara KPJ, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
He is there with a small entourage to support embattled former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was summoned by the CCID to assist with investigations.
Meanwhile, Fahmi said another allegation was making rounds on social media, claiming that Anwar possessed millions of ringgit in an offshore account.
He said it was a claim first made by former Simpang Renggam MP Liang Teck Meng in 2013.
“It’s an old news that has no credibility and, in fact, Liang lost with a big majority to Dr Maszlee Malik, who is now the Education Minister.
“I want to stress that such allegations are a malicious effort by political opponents to create a nasty perception on Anwar. These attacks should be stopped.”
Fahmi said political opponents in the Port Dickson polls should instead debate their plans for developing the decaying tourist destination.
“To me, personal attacks are an unhealthy culture, and in the New Malaysia, we should change our attitude by verifying information before spreading it.
“I have reminded the public to be aware of such attacks, and I expected many baseless accusations to surface as the by-election draws closer to distort the people’s perception of Anwar.”
Fahmi said he would have no qualms about taking action against malicious false allegations by either lodging a report with the police or the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Last Sunday (Sept 30), a post on social media, allegedly by BERITAmediacorp, a Bahasa Malaysia news portal under Singaporean conglomerate Mediacorp, made its rounds saying that Anwar had sodomised an Indonesian student in Singapore.
The post was also made viral by Lokman, who claimed a Singaporean news outlet as the source.
Port Dickson, which will go on elections on Oct 13, is set to see a seven-cornered fight between Pakatan, PAS, and five independent candidates.