Posted: 18 Jun 2015 12:05 AM PDT
Pakatan Rakyat may be dead formally but still lives on in substance, says former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who was instrumental in setting up the coalition that lasted for seven years.
“I have followed the latest developments that have impacted the formal Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
“However, in substance, the cooperation between the three parties at state and parliamentary level to oppose greed and injustices by BN still goes on,” he said in a note was made public by his lawyer and Subang MP R Sivarasa.
Anwar was in February sentenced to five years in jail for sodomy, a charge he claims is politically motivated.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 09:15 PM PDT
The Home Ministry has denied blocking mail intended for the incarcerated opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
It told the Parliament today that there was also no complaints from Anwar against the Sungai Buloh prison since he was jailed on Feb 10.
"Nevertheless, some parties outside the prison who have certain interests have made all sorts of allegations against the management of Sungai Buloh prison in relation to Anwar's treatment," it said in a written reply.
The ministry was responding to a question from Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (PAS-Bachok) (photo), who asked yesterday for the number of complaints that Anwar had lodged, and the number of letters, postcards and books whose delivery has been blocked by prison authorities.
Anwar is serving a five-year jail sentence after being found guilty of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan. He has maintained that he is innocent.
In its reply, the ministry also said that mail for Anwar are subject to the Prison Regulations 2000 and the Prison Department's standard operating procedures.
"In relation to that, it is not blocked by the prison management. Anwar is also not barred from other amenities and equipment offered to other prisoners based on the prison's regulations and procedures," it said.
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