KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (AFP) - Supporters
of Malaysia's ousted deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim raised the
propaganda stakes in their battle with the government Friday by launching a website to defend him.
The site, described as "the original,
unauthorised, unofficial site for Anwar Ibrahim's fans" is in English and
focussing on Anwar's calls for political reform and his allegations of a high-level political conspiracy.
It also includes sworn-statements by
Anwar's former driver and a Malay-language news report on the jeers that
greeted Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir as he emerged earlier Friday from a ruling party meeting.
The emergency meeting expelled Anwar
from the party following Mahathir's move to fire his former protege on
No reason has been given for his expulsion,
although news reports say affidavits filed in the High Court on Thursday
accuse the former finance minister of sexual improprieties and jeopardising national security.
Anwar supporters camped outside of his
home handed out fliers on the website -- http://www.anwar.com.my -- after
returning from Friday prayers at a mosque where he delivered a fiery speech denouncing the political establishment.