Anwar asks journalist to be professional

Thursday March 25, 2010
5th Floor, Kompleks Mahkamah Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur

As soon as the parliament opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim came out of the courtroom at the 5th Floor of the Duta Court in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday March 25,  when his alleged sodomy case trial dates were fixed, as usual, several journalists came forward to ask and seek answers and clarifications on the several current issues and happenings.

One of the journalist took everyone present by surprise by asking Anwar to comment on Zulkifli Nordin\’s claim that someone had tried to bribe him to link Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansur in the murder of the Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Zulkifli Nordin, MP Bandar Baru Kulim who was sacked from PKR and has now turned Independent, had made those claims in the Parliament House where he exercises immunity.

Anwar asked the journalist to ask Zulkifli instead. However, the journalist seemed to have a different agenda for her daily, an online Malay news agency, as she kept insisting Anwar gives comments to her questionable insinuations.

This is when Anwar retorted to question her of her professionalism and as to who is paying her to ask such questions and the methods used.

Keeping his cool, he turned toward the other journalists to take on their questions.

It is really astounding to note from the video clip that the same journalist attempts to ask Anwar for more time when he said he was done with the Q & A session.

Video by R. Vijay Kumar, Citizen Journalist