Saiful Bukhari’s Father: Holy Oath Unnecessary


PETALING JAYA, 11 MAR: Saiful Bukhari’s father, Azlan Mohd Lazim insists that he will not be undergoing an oath-swearing ceremony (sumpah laknat) to prove the validity of his claim last week that the sodomy II case is a conspiracy to bring down PKR Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“The question of oaths, if we look at Malaysia’s history, there have been a lot. I will not be taking the oath.

“I am firm with my statement (previously). I am not afraid,” he said in a press conference at the PKR headquarters today.

Today, Azlan announced his participation in PKR after making a statement last week that his son was used by certain quarters in the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy II case.

Azlan claimed that his son was used by federal government officials to bring down Anwar.


The entry form submitted to the Secretary-General, Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Also present was Shah Alam MP, Khalid Samad and Sungai Petani MP, Datuk Johari Abdul.

As a symbol of participation, Saifuddin gave a PKR emblem jacket to Azlan.

“I have actually been serving in PKR since 1998 as a supporter, I followed with great interest.

“With this, I fully support the leadership of Datuk Seri Anwar as the PKR Leader.

“I pray for PKR and its component party, Pakatan Rakyat to achieve outstanding victory in the 13th General Elections (GE-13) compared to the GE-12,” he said.

He also explained that this entry is not aimed to persecute or betray his children.

“I love them unequivocally until the end.”

He stressed that his participation in the political party does not have any connection with the court proceedings some time ago where he was with Saiful.

“Joining politics has nothing to do with the court case. Coincidentally, I joined PKR which is led by Datuk Seri Anwar.

“I I join the other side (Umno-BN), this may not be an issue,” he added.

On January 9, 2012, the Kuala Lumpur High Court released Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the charge of sodomising his former personal assistant, Mohd Saiful Bukhari in a condominium in the capital in 2008.

Judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled this after finding no solid evidence to support Mohd Saiful Bukhari’s statement and that it was unsafe for the court to rely on the evidence of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).

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