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Translation of Anwar Ibrahim’s letter to Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, dated August 28, 1988


Aug 28, 1998

The Honourable Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Prime Minister’s Department

Jalan Dato’ Onn

50502 Kuala Lumpur

Dear Dato’ Seri,

I would like to add to the letter I wrote on 25 August 1998.

For more than a year, the police has known of a plot to drive a wedge between the two of us by raising doubts in the public mind regarding my character. (The report is hereby submitted by hand.)

I attach here also Dato’ Nalla’s affidavit and clippings of press reports on them. It is clear that his detention and interrogation have nothing to do with national security. Instead he has been promised his freedom provided he signs a statement prepared by the police to disgrace his friends.

I would also like to inform you that a police officer has telephoned a former Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia lecturer to extort a statement from him to the effect that he once had a homosexual relationship with me. He was threatened with prosecution on charges related to his past activities.

These are additional pieces of information that support my conviction that all those lies about me were concocted as part of a political conspiracy.

I submit this for your wise consideration.

And may God give you peace and blessings.


Anwar Ibrahim