Yusoff Rawther willing to take polygraph test to assist cops in sex claims probe, says his lawyer

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  • Monday, 16 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: Muhammed Yusoff Rawther is willing to undergo a polygraph test to assist investigations into his allegation that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had outraged his modesty.

Counsel Haniff Khatri said Yusoff was willing to take the test to assist police in carrying out a fair and thorough investigation into the allegation, following a report lodged by Yusoff on Dec 7.

"He is ready to undergo a polygraph test at any time, date and venue to be decided by the police," said Haniff in a statement on Monday (Dec 16).

Haniff said this in response to an article in a news portal claiming that investigators were considering a polygraph test as an option to zero in on allegations levelled against Anwar.

Yusoff had alleged that Anwar had outraged his modesty on Oct 2 last year. Yusoff filed a statutory declaration on his claim in November, and subsequently lodged a police report on Dec 7.

Police had recorded Yusoff's statement on Dec 9 and 10, and called Anwar in for questioning on Dec 12.

Haniff said Yusoff was aware that it was up to the court to decide on the admissibility of the results of a polygraph test.

"Yusoff is aware that similar to other forensic tests, there are no specific provisions of laws which provided for the conduct of polygraph tests in criminal investigations, but he believes that the availability of such technology within our jurisdiction, should be put to use in this investigation," he added.

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