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soap opera sensation!
second longest in Asia
old called to testify in court
on Langkawi officially lifted
speaks up for Aussie natives
officials to be sent back to kindergarten
unites after UMNO elections
declares war on traitors
Justice rapped for holiday with tycoon's lawyer
Four-year old called to testify at trial of Anwar accuser
|Malaysia attempted to set yet another world
record last month when a four-year old child was subpoenaed to appear as
a witness in the trial of an Anwar Ibrahim accuser. Khalid Jafri, author
of '50 Dalil's Why Anwar Cannot Become PM', issued a subpoena to the four-year
old daughter of Azmin Ali, Anwar's former private secretary. Khalid claimed
in the book that the child is actually Anwar's.
"She would be the youngest ever witness to testify
in a court of law in any part of the world," said a legal expert who
refused to be named. "It would have been a great achievement for Malaysia
and testimony that our judicial system is one of the greatest in the world."
The legal expert speculated that the defence probably
wanted the witness to recall details of the moment of her conception while
in her mother's womb. It is rumoured that sperm cells collected from the
famous stained mattress in the Anwar corruption trial may also be called
upon to testify as witnesses.
Stained mattress: Khalid's next witness?
In a related development, local newspapers recently published
accusations that Anwar Ibrahim's 19-year old daughter of Nurul Izzah was
having an affair with Keadilan Youth leader Ezam Md Noor. An UMNO Youth
official who refused to be named said these recent moves on young daughters
were part of UMNO's stated aim to "focus on youth"
"And why should a four year-old child be afraid of
being dragged into court?" the official said. "It is only seventy-four
year old Prime Ministers who should be scared."
Malaysia officially lifts curse on Langkawi
Nurul Izzah: Like Mahsuri,
accused of adultery
Mahathir: Worse than a
curse lasting seven
|The Malaysian government officially lifted the curse
of Mahsuri that has plagued Langkawi for seven generations when Prime Minister
Mahathir Mohamad invited a descendant of Mahsuri to live in Malaysia and
become a Malaysian citizen.
However, a government official who refused to be named
said the curse on the Anwar family was still in force and would not be
lifted. "We've already got Anwar in jail and we'll make sure the court
keeps him there for at least seven generations," said the official.
"We're now working on the next generation and one
of our people has already accused his daughter Nurul Izzah of having an
affair with Keadilan Youth Chief Ezam Mohd Noor. We'll see what other stories
we can cook up for the rest of the family," he added.
Mahsuri's family fled Langkawi after she put a curse on
the island's inhabitants when she was accused of and executed for adultery
which she did not commit. "Fortunately, UMNO is progressive and we
don't do things like that anymore," said the official. "These
days, after accusing them of adultery, instead of executing them, we just
use the local papers."
When asked if UMNO was not worried that Nurul Izzah would
put a curse on them, the official replied "We have Mahathir
as our president and he's going to be up there for more than seven generations.
Now, if that's not a curse, I don't know what is …." .