The manner in which Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim was arrested and detained without allowing bail on 16 July 2008 was most inhumane and totally unnecessary.
The whole police action violated the principle of law where one is “presumed innocent until proven guilty.”
Up until 12 midnight it had been confirmed that no charge had yet been fixed against Dato’ Seri, yet why was it that bail was disallowed?
By this mere police action it would appear that Dato’ Seri was already condemned as “guilty as charged.”
I would like to put on record that I find this police action totally unacceptable and I view it as a serious travesty of justice against Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
While every avenue will be sought to seek the quick release of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim from this unfair police detention, I would like to call upon the public to remain calm to avoid any unnecessary repercussion.