PORT DICKSON: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says his critics should start using new tactics to discredit him instead of still trying to link him to sodomy acts, saying this was a stale approach.
“This (being accused of sodomy) has been going on for 20 years. Enough lah ... please cari modal lain (look for other issues).
“I am not affected and least bothered (by the latest allegation),” he told reporters at the Pakatan operations centre here on Monday.
Anwar was asked to respond to a post which went viral on Sunday (Sept 30) alleging that he had recently sodomised an Indonesian student in Singapore.
The post claimed that the victim had lodged a police report and was recuperating in a hospital in the republic.
The post was made viral by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who claimed a Singapore news outlet as the source of the story.
However, the Singapore news outlet BERITAmediacorp, a Malay news portal under Singaporean conglomerate Mediacorp, denied being the source of the report.
A check by The Star on Sunday found that Lokman had posted on his Facebook account a correction that BERITAmediacorp did not publish the news.
Asked if he would take legal action against Lokman, Anwar only said that he would for now focus on the Port Dickson by-election.
PKR Communications Director Fahmi Fadzil said he had lodged a report on the matter at the district police station at 11am on Monday.
“I have also asked friends in other states to lodge reports so that appropriate action can be taken against those who spread fake news,” he said.
Anwar, who is the PKR president-elect, will contest the Port Dickson by-election to be held on Oct 13.