Yusoff Rawther arrives with lawyer Haniff as Bukit Aman begins probe involving Anwar
by Robin Augustin
Muhammed Yusoff Rawther (left) and lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla arrive at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters to record a statement with the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit
KUALA LUMPUR: Muhammed Yusoff Rawther, the man at the centre of the latest allegations of sexual misconduct against PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, was today accompanied by lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla as they arrived to record a statement at the Bukit Aman police headquarters.
This comes two days after the 26-year-old, who worked as a research assistant at Anwar’s office, lodged a police report in which he attached a statutory declaration detailing an incident that took place in October last year.
Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit (D5) is investigating Yusoff’s allegations.
Muhd Yusoff Rawther
The interesting observation is not so much about the potential of Sodomy III but rather, and more significantly, the presence of lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla.
Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla is the personal lawyer of PM Mahathir. Just a coincidence, I suppose, as lawyers can work for many clients.
(left) rapist-murderer Ahmad Najib
(right) victim Canny Ong
Rural and Regional Development Minister Rina Harun had in January 2019 appointed Haniff Khatri as chairman for the Penang Regional Development Authority (Perda). Haniff Khatri graduated from the London School of Economics and has practised as a lawyer for 19 years.