KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today refused to comment on the disclosure by the Member of Parliament for Kulim-Bandar Baru, Zulkifli Noordin, yesterday that he had been instructed to link Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife in the case of the murder of Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Anwar, when met after the proceedings of the sodomy case against him at the High Court here, appeared to be disturbed by the question posed by a journalist for a portal newspaper.
"Not necessary...there is no necessity. Ask him who had instructed him, I don't know. He had not mentioned any name. Even if he had mentioned, I won't entertain it.
"As a good journalist, if he said he was asked by somebody, then you should ask him. He (Zulkifli) is in Parliament," he said.
The woman journalist later explained that she merely wanted to know whether Anwar was denying or confirming the matter.
Anwar responded : "It is a very unreasonable statement from a journalist...who is paying you to ask this question?"
When the journalist tried to explain that she wanted to be fair and merely wanted to know the actual story from Anwar's side, the Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament became cynical.
"What do you mean my side of the story...he did not mention my name...did he insinuate that it was me?" asked Anwar.
BERNAMA March 25, 2010 17:36 PM