Munawar Anees: I dont need vindication, the judiciary does

Steven Gan

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

He will not forgive, less forget - he was kidnapped, tortured and forced by the police to make a false confession of "allowing himself to be sodomised" by ex-deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim and subsequently spent four months in prison.

Six years later, Anwar's former speech writer and close confidant Munawar A Anees is still bitter about how he was forced to play his part in the web of intrigue which eventually led to Anwar's downfall.

"I do not subscribe to the notion that 'I need to clear my name' simply because I have not done anything wrong to smear my name. On the contrary, it is the Malaysian judiciary that needs to clear its name...," said 57-year-old Anees in an e-mail interview with malaysiakini .

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