Lee Kuan Yew and most foreign governments do not deny that Anwar committed sodomy. What they are arguing is that the Malaysian government planned a sting operation and set Anwar up with a honey-trap. That Anwar sodomised Saiful is not the issue. That he was tricked into doing it is. And Anwar’s lawyers want his conviction overturned on grounds that Shafee Abdullah was paid RM9.5 million to make sure that Anwar goes to jail.
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Raja Petra Kamarudin
Philip Dorling and Nick McKenzie, The Sydney Morning Herald
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy charges are the result of a ”set- up job” which the politician ”walked into”, according to an assessment by Australia’s peak intelligence agency. A leaked US state department cable reveals that Singaporean intelligence officials told their Australian counterparts that Dr Anwar engaged in the conduct for which he is accused, a claim he has steadfastly denied.
Australia’s Office of National Intelligence also states the conduct was the result of entrapment by Dr Anwar’s enemies.
The cable that deals with Dr Anwar’s sodomy case, dated November 2008 and released exclusively to The Sun-Herald by WikiLeaks, states: ”The Australians said that Singapore’s intelligences services and [Singaporean elder statesman] Lee Kuan Yew have told ONA in their exchanges that opposition leader Anwar ‘did indeed commit the acts for which he is currently indicted’.”