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A friend on the mailing list of the venerable Charles Hector passed this along to us.

    Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 04:19:02 +0800
    From: Charles Hector <"">
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 Subject: Bits and pieces...

This trial really stinks of conspiracy.

1.  My wife has a tubal ligation already.  We have been having 
unprotected sex for the past 10 years.  I checked my mattress and I 
cannot find a single stain!  Paul Augustine should also check his!  
Moreover, in this day and age of AIDS, most sensible man (including 
Anwar, I am sure) will use the condom when having sex with another
woman other than your wife.  How can you possibly get 13 stains on 
one mattress unless you are some sort of pervert and deliberately 
empty the sperms onto the mattress? The only logical explanation is 
that someone deliberately stains the mattress with semen!

2.  I am a medical doctor.  Human cells including sperms are very 
delicate and readily break down and degrade unless they are carefully 
preserved.  It is just impossible that the sperms will stay intact on 
the mattress for several months unless carefully preserved. No doubt, 
the DNA in the sperms can still be extracted but the INTACT SPERMS 
CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED. The mattress was kept in the store room of SAC 
Musa for several months before being sent for analysis. Yet, the
chemist Mr. Lim testified that the 13 stains "bore many spermatozoa". 
Either Mr. Lim is lying through his teeth (which makes him a 
conspirator) or someone had planted the semen onto the mattress just 
before sending it for analysis. This fact can easily be confirmed by
forensic experts.  A simple experiment will also suffice - the Judge 
Paul Augustine can masturbate and leave his semen on the mattress.  
Leave it for 2 weeks without special preservation and I can bet my 
bottom dollar that you will not be able to identify any spermatozoa!

3. The discharge that a woman produces during sexual intercourse is
only mucus.  It does not contain any cell and hence there is NO DNA! 
How is it then possible that the chemist is able to identify 
Shamsidar from testing the stains for DNA on the mattress?  THE 

4. During sexual intercourse, a woman does not produce so much
discharge that this leaks out and stains the mattress. The discharge 
from a woman will only be left on the man's penis.  For a stain to 
contain both the male and female DNA will mean that the man
(including Anwar) has a really disgusting habit of wiping his penis 
on the mattress (without a bedsheet) after sexual intercourse.

Media Statement by Parliamentary Opposition Leader, DAP
Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, in 
Petaling Jaya on Saturday, 2nd January1999:

If UMNO Baru can be registered the very minute of its application in
February 1988, why can't ADIL be registered within a month?

I fully endorse the call by the ABIM President, Ahmad Azam Abdul 
Rahman, that the Registrar of Societies expedite the approval of 
registration of Social Justice Movement or ADIL, which was submitted 
on December 19.

There is no justification whatsoever why the registration of ADIL 
should take four months to enable  the Registrar of Soceites to 
process the application.  

Can the Registrar of Societies explain why she  has to take such an
inordinately long time to process the application for registration of a
society, when in February 1988, the Registrar of Societies broke all
records in registering UMNO Baru the very minute its application was

On 4th February 1988, Justice Hashim Harun in the the Kuala Lumpur 
High Court declared UMNO an illegal party under the Societies Act in
a suit by the UMNO-11 challenging the legality of the UMNO 
presidential elections of 24th April 1987 where the  incumbent and
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad defeated his 
challenger, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah by a mere 43 votes - 761 votes 
against 718 votes.

Justice Harun Hashim accepted the UMNO-11's argument that illegal 
UMNO branches had taken part in the process leading to the April 1987  
UMNO elections, but he would not accept their plea to nullify only 
the election and ruled that the presence of the illegal UMNO branches 
made UMNO an illegal party under the Societies Act.  Consequently 
he ordered the deregistration of UMNO itself.

It is now history that Tengku Razaleigh's Team B, with the support 
of Bapa Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, tried to resurrect UMNO by
registering an 'UMNO Malaysia' but Mahathir thwarted and 
outmanoeuvred them.  The Tunku's 'UMNO Malaysia' application was 
rejected by the Registrar of Societies as being premature for being 
lodged at a time when the Registrar herself had not technically 
deregistered UMNO!  At the precise moment of UMNO's deregistration, 
best known only to the Registrar who served directly under Mahathir 
as the Home Minister, Mahathir's application to register UMNO Baru 
was accepted.  Thereafter, no other  'UMNO' could legally emerge.

When the Registrar of Societies in February 1988 rejected the
application for 'UMNO Malaysia' and later approved the registration of
'UMNO Baru' the very instant its application was filed after the 
deregistration of UMNO, was the Registrar acting in full independence,
impartiality and integrity as a public servant or did she allow her 
office, powers and responsibilities  to be manipulated and abused  
to serve the political agenda of the Prime Minister?

In any event, the pertinent question today is: If UMNO Baru can be
registered the very minute of its application in February 1988, why
can't ADIL be registered within a month?

As the Home Minister who is responsible for the Registrar of 
Societies, Mahathir should ensure that ADIL is registered within a 
month, especially as Mahathir had gone on public record as saying 
that no obstacles would be put in the way of its registration.

- Lim Kit Siang -


Times of India
1st January 1999

Anwar case spawns political turmoil, puts legal system on trial 
By Jocelyn Gecker

KUALA LUMPUR: The sensational trial of Anwar Ibrahim has convulsed
Malaysian society with political turmoil, street protests and lurid 
sex tales. Now, lawyers say, the case risks traumatising the legal 

The fall from grace of Malaysia's popular No 2 leader has spawned a
legal drama so complex and far-reaching that it has spilled into at
least 14 courtrooms. With many of the side trials and a spotlight 
like never before on Malaysia's judiciary, the legal community has 
begun to question the effects of Anwar overload. 

``Definitely, we didn't expect a caseload of this magnitude and it is a
strain on the system,'' said vice-president of Malaysia's bar council R
R Chelvarajah. ``It's not just Anwar on trial. The entire system is 
on trial.'' 

The attorney general's office is completely swamped, with every 
public prosecutor in the Capital reserved for Anwar-related cases --
nine are bogged down with the main trial alone -- said one public 
prosecutor. Flooding the Capital's halls of justice are the side 
trials that make Anwar's case the most far-reaching in Malaysian 

``It's not just the judicial system and the attorney general's office,
but the police would be overburdened by it and the legal system
itself,'' said Chandra Muzaffar, a political science professor and
outspoken Anwar supporter. 

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad fired Anwar on September 2, saying his
one-time protégé was morally unfit for government. Prosecutors hope to
prove four charges against Anwar for abusing his power as deputy prime
minister. Then they will take up another corruption count and five
charges of sexual misconduct. 

Anwar denies all charges, saying they were politically motivated to 
ruin him. When Anwar was sacked, hundreds of lawyers pledged to help 
bring him justice. The country's top attorneys are defending Anwar 
and his allies. 

Aside from Anwar's main trial, his nine-man defence team filed a 
habeas corpus appeal after his September 20 arrest. Another appeals 
court is expected to rule soon on a formal request for bail. He has 
also filed a civil suit against Mahathir for firing him. 

Anwar's so-called dream team was cut short one man when Zainur Zakaria
was found in contempt of court earlier this month. Sentenced to three
months in jail for maligning prosecutors, his appeal is pending.
Zainur's case outraged the legal community. Dozens of lawyers donned
traditional black robes and protested one recent afternoon outside 
the federal courthouse.

The scene added a new dimension to the now scant anti-government 
rallies sparked by Anwar's arrest. Of the thousands who attended 
public rallies to demand political reforms, more than 300 people 
were arrested. Their trials are expected to begin in February. 

Anwar's adopted brother and his former speech writer have six cases
between them. Both were sentenced to six months in jail for allowing
Anwar, then deputy prime minister, to sodomise them. Both have appealed,
saying police tortured the confessions out of them. 

Also pending trial is Khalid Jafri, the author of a scandalous book
released before Anwar's ouster, 50 Reasons Why Anwar Ibrahim Should 
Not Be Prime Minister. He has pleaded innocent to the charge of 

Then there's Anwar's former tennis partner, Nallakaruppan Solaimalai,
who was detained under the internal security Act after police found 
live ammunition in his house during an investigation into Khalid's 
book. The cases have spilled into criminal and civil court on the 
federal and lower levels. Most have entered appeal courts. 

``It's unprecedented, so many courts involved and so many related
actions,'' said Anwar defense attorney Pawancheek Marican. Officially,
the judiciary and court registrars say other cases are flowing
smoothly despite the influx of hearings related to Anwar. The bar 
council is sceptical and concerned that the attorney general's 
office and police are riveted to Anwar's high-profile caseload. 

Lawyers see no clear end to the reams of Anwar-related affidavits,
testimonies and appeals. No matter the verdict, the losing side is
expected to appeal. The government has said more charges will be filed
after the initial 10 counts of sex and corruption are heard. 

Inside the court registrar's office, officials shrug off the excess
paperwork in return for the excitement. People are always crowding
outside, the press is always asking questions. (AP)

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