Wednesday, December 1

Former aide to Anwar’s defence team claims Anwar submitted fake MC to court

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KUALA LUMPUR: Yuktes Vijay, a former aide to Anwar Ibrahim’s defence team for his Bersih 3.0 trial, yesterday lodged a police report claiming that the opposition leader had submitted a fake medical certificate (MC) to get the trial postponed.

Yuktes arrived with two friends at the Jalan Travers police station here at 10.40am to lodge the report.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, he claimed that Anwar had submitted the fake MC to the court in September last year.

He also claimed that he had handed over evidence concerning the fake MC to the police.

“Submitting fake MCs might seem like a small matter, but what I want to prove here is that the opposition is willing to go to any length to subvert the judicial system,” he said.

Yuktes also said he had not revealed this matter earlier for fear of his safety as he had received many threats after his open letters to Anwar were published in various websites.

On May 22, 2012, Anwar, who is the de facto head of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and party member Badrul Hisham Shaharin had claimed trial to a Bersih 3.0-linked offence under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

They were charged at the Sessions Court here under Section 4(2)(c) of the Act for going against an April 26 order by magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir by taking part in a street protest at Dataran Merdeka in the federal capital here on April 28. 2012.

The order prohibited individuals from entering Dataran Merdeka or participating in any assembly there from April 28 to May 1.

Bersih 3.0 was a movement calling for electoral reform in the country. — Bernama