In the two and a half minute video posted by Agenda News, Anwar was seen responding to a question from local journalist by saying:
“Yang kata pencerobohan dikaitkan itu, Utusan (Malaysia) dan TV3. You ulang saya saman you pula.”
(The ones who linked me with the intrusion were Utusan Malaysia and TV3. You repeat the question, I’ll sue you too.)
Reuters had reported that a "...Philippine military officer said the men were followers of the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu - an island group off the southern Philippines - who had been invited to Sabah by a Malaysian opposition politician to discuss land issues."
When he was asked about the Reuters report that quoted a Philippine military officer, Anwar had dismissed it and in turn accused that the statement was Umno's.
The Manila Times also reported that the intrusion occurred "... just as former Malaysian leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, also Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader, proposed that Sabah be granted autonomy.”
Meanwhile, Wan Azizah is accusing Reuters and Manila Times as liars and even indirectly claimed that reporters for both the news agencies are paid by Barisan Nasional.
Those reporters would explain themselves before they and their agencies suffer negative image for reporting false news. IT IS NOT WRONG FOR THEM TO SUE IN ORDER TO CLEAR THEIR IMAGE.
Perhaps this is the only way for us to get the truth considering that Anwar refuses to sue the ones who made the original reports, but decides to sue the ones who only cited the reports.
For those who are rational, Anwar’s refusal to sue Reuters and Manila Times is enough to prove whether he is really involved or not in the crisis in Sabah.
REUTERS IS AN INTERNATIONAL NEWS AGENCY while MANILA TIMES IS PHILIPPINES MEDIA.
There is no reason for such international news agency which is often ‘Anwar-friendly’ would put him in a tough spot. And why would Barisan Nasional pay Manila Times to tarnish Anwar when his name is already dirty? How can this benefit BN?
REUTERS AND MANILA TIMES SHOULD SUE FOR ACCUSING THEM AS LIARS…