KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is suing Utusan Malaysia and Datuk S. Nallakaruppan for RM100 million over a report in the newspaper today claiming he is bisexual and unfit to be opposition leader.
The Utusan Malaysia article, published under the headline “Nallakaruppan tuduh Anwar biseksual” (Nallakaruppan accuses Anwar of being bisexual), contains claims by Nallakarupan that Anwar had affairs with a male employee of Magnum Corporation as well as a married woman.
The Malaysian Indian United Party president also alleged that he had personally witnessed Anwar having sex with both men and women throughout their 30 years of friendship.
“The allegations which are attributed to S. Nallakaruppan are completely false, politically motivated and the worst kind of gutter journalism,” said PKR vice-president N. Surendran in a statement today.
He added that the Bahasa Malaysia newspaper’s lack of scruples reveals the true face of Umno and the prime minister, “and makes nonsense of Najib’s show of moderation and reform.”