KUALA LUMPUR: The civil suit filed against former PKR researcher Muhammad Yusoff Rawther will proceed.
In stressing this, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he could not forgive the accusation thrown against him as it was an insult to his person.
"To ensure justice and accountability, the civil suit filed earlier will be maintained," he said in a Twitter post today.
Anwar mentioned that While legitimate claims should be investigated according to due process, he said frivolous, vexatious and scurrilous allegations cannot be condoned, especially when they impugn the integrity and honour of innocent Malaysians.
It was reported today that the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) will not prosecute any persons in the matter concerning allegations made in a Statutory Declaration (SD).
In the SD, Muhammad Yusoff Rawther had alleged he was sexually assaulted by the PKR president. He had also lodged a police report at the Sentul district police headquarters on Dec 7, asking for the police to investigate his SD.
Solicitor-General Datuk Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek in a statement today cited insufficient evidence as the reason why the AGC would not pursue the matter further.
"I have reviewed today’s statement from Solicitor-General Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek. I welcome the AGC’s decision to bring an end to this matter and I thank the authorities for their professionalism," Anwar remarked.