Anwar Ibrahim says 'no' to foreign forensic expert fearing fabrication

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Kuala Lumpur, July 18 : Malaysia's former deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will not agree to the idea of a foreign forensic expert of his choice to draw a DNA sample from him, his lawyer R. Sivarasa said.

"They (the police) fail to understand Anwar's concern as explained this afternoon. It does not address the possible fabrication of DNA (test results) starting with Saiful (Bukhari Azlan) himself," he said.

Replying to a question whether Anwar and his lawyers would consider allowing the international expert to carry out the DNA test, Sivarasa said that they could "start to look at that" as the expert might be able to advise them.

However, he said this would not make a difference if there is a possibility that the samples would be tampered with, the Star reported.

Sivarasa said they would resist any legal action for Anwar to provide a DNA sample because the law does not provide for it.

At his press conference earlier, Anwar had said that if there was "compelling evidence one, two, three and four which needs an international expert," then he would be willing to submit to DNA testing.

ANI

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