Malay group protests at Anwar's house

Malay group protests at Anwar's house

KUALA LUMPUR - JARINGAN Melayu Malaysia (JMM) held a brief demonstration in front of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's residence yesterday, urging him to to sign a letter granting Bank Negara permission to disclose details of his bank accounts.

JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah and other members of the Malay rights group congregated in front of the opposition leader's house with a copy of a letter prepared by Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim.

The letter, addressed to Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, listed the names of six international banks.

Ruslan, a former ally of Anwar, had challenged the PKR de facto leader of the existence of some 6,000 mystery letters that allegedly detailed his dealings with DAP chairman Karpal Singh.

It was reported that the mystery letters were mailed to former Barisan Nasional candidate for Permatang Pauh Dr Mazlan Ismail in Penang last month.

The author of the mystery letters claimed that Anwar had paid more than RM50 million via cheques to Karpal since 2008. He had claimed that besides settling legal fees, the amount was also to allegedly bribe judges and prosecutors. However, Anwar and Karpal have denied the allegations.

A representative and three security officers eventually accepted the letter on Anwar's behalf, claiming that he was "not at home".

Azwanddin said his group would go to PKR's headquarters next week to pass Anwar another copy of the letter.

"After he signs it, I am willing to mail the letter to Bank Negara for him. A denial is not enough to convince the public that the allegations are untrue. He must disclose details of his bank accounts if he wants to prove his innocence once and for all."

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