Nurul Izzah says ex-IGP Rahim Noor's appointment as Thai peace talks facilitator 'a travesty'

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  • Monday, 27 Aug 2018

PETALING JAYA: Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar vehemently opposes the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor as the new facilitator for the southern Thailand peace talks.

"I unequivocally oppose this appointment of a brutal assaulter of an innocent man, as he lay there blindfolded & handcuffed - left w/out medical attn for days. This being then lied 2 d whole world as to d victim’s whereabouts & well being. Shame on those who executed this travesty," she tweeted on Monday (Aug 27). 

Nurul Izzah is the daughter of PKR leader and former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Bernama previously reported that Abdul Rahim replaced Datuk Seri Ahmad Zamzamin Hashim, who was picked for the role by the former Barisan Nasional led government. 

Abdul Rahim, who served as the country's fifth IGP from 1994 to 1999, was widely linked to the "black eye" incident where Anwar was beaten while in police custody after being detained on sodomy and corruption charges in 1998.

Abdul Rahim was eventually charged for the assault and was given a two-month prison sentence and fined RM2,000. 


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