Malaysia Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim yesterday challenged to debate anybody questioning the country’s rule of law in connection with the detention of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over the sodomy allegation by the latter’s former aide.

The minister said unauthorised and unqualified people should not question Malaysia’s rule of law. “We, just like the United States, also have our own systems and procedures. The position of Kuala Lumpur in the rule of law is unquestionable.”

Rais was responding to US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, who said the arrest of Anwar had raised “serious concerns”.

McCormack also urged Kuala Lumpur to resolve the matter “in a manner that builds confidence in the impartial rule of law in Malaysia”.

Rais said foreigners who questioned the former deputy prime minister’s detention could “come and inspect the country’s rule of law themselves”.

“We want them to examine which part of the enforcement of the law is flawed or questionable and under what jurisdictions they are speaking against us.

“I would like to enter a debate with these people. I always welcome this for the sake of knowledge.”

Via – NST