"The repeated attempts by Malaysia’s ruling party to drive Anwar out of politics by framing him up on obviously false charges is a disgraceful story which has now been running for more than ten years. Anwar was Deputy Prime Minister in 1998 when he fell out with the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – no friend of Australia. He was arrested, beaten up, tried on faked evidence and coerced testimony, then jailed for four years, before his conviction was finally overturned in 2004. Now the same charges have been laid again."
What would be your make of the statement above? -Situation being sharp-eyed by Australian MPs as an obvious conspiracy.
Would these 50 MPs be jeopardising their personal and country's reputations to speak out if not having high enough confidence level of this case?
Aside from these 50 Australian MPs, Senator John Kerry (2004 Presidential candidate) from U.S. Foreign Affairs posted similar comment requesting fair trial for Anwar.
Following article adopted from MalaysiaToday.
- Michael Danby is the Member for Melbourne Ports and Chair of the Parliamentary Sub-committee for Foreign Affairs.