Sodomy case: Anwar was framed, says accuser's dad
But claim that Najib's special officer hatched conspiracy is denied by son
KUALA LUMPUR - The father of Mr Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the alleged victim in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy trial, said the case was a conspiracy hatched by a special officer in Prime Minister Najib Razak's office, a charge that his son swiftly rebutted.
In a surprising about-turn, Mr Azlan Mohd Lazim told a press conference yesterday that his son had been used by some people, including a special officer from the Prime Minister's office, to defame Datuk Seri Anwar.
"Anwar is innocent and a victim of this slander... as such I apologise to Anwar and his family," he said in a statement, as quoted by the online media. "He and his family have suffered a lot as a result of this slander."
Mr Saiful later called a press conference to refute his father.