Friday, May 3, 2013
Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan says his oath proves that he had indeed been sodomised by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, has released a video of his second sumpah laknat (oath), which he made in front of Kaabah when he was performing the umrah in Mecca on April 9, 2012.
The video has been uploaded to his blog and YouTube.
Speaking at a press conference, here, yesterday, Saiful said he had made the oath to prove that he had been sodomised by Anwar.
"After I made the oath, I felt as though a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt satisfied, more confident and courageous.
"I stand firm by my statement that I did not lie in the police report that I made in 2008."
Saiful said he chose to release the video a year later because it concerned his and his family's dignity. He said he had shown the video to close family members and relatives, including his father Azlan Mohd Lazim.
His first sumpah laknat was made at the Federal Territory mosque on Aug 15, 2008.
On his father's retraction of his statement, Saiful that he was grateful that his father had chosen the right path.
On March 8, Azlan had made a statement, in which he claimed that his son, Saiful, had lied about being sodomised by Anwar.
"In the two months after my father made the statement, I kept to myself and prayed that my father would return to the right path," he said, adding his father had called him the morning before he retracted the statement.
In Taiping, PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it was Azlan's choice to quit the party.
"It is his choice but the sudden turn of events is funny. It occurred just days before polling day on Sunday."