malaysiakini: ANWAR freed on Police bail

1998 - Black Eyed Tragedy

1998 - Black Eyed Tragedy

Jul 17, 2008

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has been freed on police bail this morning. He was seen leaving with his family and lawyers in a car at 9.45am.

He has gone back to his house in Bukit Segambut, Kuala Lumpur and is expected to call a press conference at 2pm.

Anwar was not charged but will have to report back to the police in a month’s time on Aug 18.

Earlier this morning, Sankara told reporters outside the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters where Anwar was held overnight that Anwar would be released by 1pm.”I received a call from one of the investigation officers and they agreed to grant Anwar police bail,” said Sankara who arrived at the police headquarters at 9am.

The lawyer went into the building after briefly speaking to about 50 journalists who are waiting outside. With Sankara is another lawyer, R Sivarasa, who is also PKR vice-president and Subang parliamentarian.

At 9.30am, Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail accompanied by her daughters arrived in a car and they were seen going into the police headquarters.

A suspect can be freed from police custody under the police bail but will have to report back at a specified date where the police have the option to procure charges.

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