Muhammad Yusoff files civil suit against Anwar over alleged sexual misconduct incident

PETALING JAYA: Muhammad Yusoff Rawther has filed a civil suit in the KL High Court against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over an alleged sexual misconduct incident in 2018.

In the statement of claim sighted by The Star, he is seeking a declaration that Anwar had perpetrated sexual assaults or trespass against him.

Muhammad Yusoff is also seeking compensation of RM180 per session of therapy, exemplary damages, court costs, 5% per annum interest on any possible judgement sum and other miscellaneous costs or damages.

In Jan 14, 2020, the Attorney General's Chambers announced it had decided not to prosecute anyone in the case involving Muhammad Yusoff and Anwar due to insufficient evidence and contradiction of material facts.

"We also found there is insufficient evidence to prosecute on these reports lodged based on the evidence available in the investigation papers.

"In the circumstances, we agree with the recommendation of the police that the case be closed," said former solicitor general Datuk Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek in 2020.

In November 2019, Muhammad Yusoff also filed a statutory declaration alleging that Anwar had outraged his modesty on Oct 2, 2018 at the latter's home.

Anwar had denied the allegations, saying that he was campaigning in the Port Dickson by-election in 2018 on the day he was accused of perpetrating the act.

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