Last Tuesday, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said that Anwar has to provide his DNA for investigations into the sodomy complaint. “Our intention is to get to the truth,” he said, adding that investigators had taken DNA samples from the accuser.
Hamid statement prompt speculation that police investigation on the matter is currently in it final stages. Malaysian Insider suggested that the relevant authorities have a strong prima facie case against the former deputy prime minister.
But any decision to arrest and prosecute Anwar will only be taken after the Attorney-General’s Chambers has examined all the available evidence.
On June 28, Saiful lodged a police report alleging that he was sodomised by Anwar in an apartment in Bukit Damansara. Anwar however insists that the sodomy allegation is politically-motivated, aimed at preventing Pakatan Rakyat from persuading Barisan Nasional MPs to cross over to the Opposition.
This is the second time that the former deputy prime minister charged with sodomy throughout his illustrious political career.
In 1998 he was convicted by the High Court, but only subsequently overturned on September 2004 by the Federal Court which ruled that the prosecution had not proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.