Activist Chegubard lodges second report citing Anwar speech on ‘settlement’ for Sungai Long house


Vocal Bersatu leader Badrul Hisham Shaharin, who recently raised questions about Anwar Ibrahim’s residence in Kajang, lodged a second report today, this time giving additional details to the police on his allegations including a video clip of a speech by the prime minister earlier this year.

Badrul, better known as Chegubard, also urged the police to investigate Anwar and his political secretary Ahmad Farhan Fauzi for corruption, false declarations, abuse of power, as well as intimidation against him for raising questions of integrity.

“I also believe that the actions of the PM and Farhan in using the police to make false reports to intimidate and silence me are against the law, the freedom of speech guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, and democratic practices,” he told reporters at the Dang Wangi police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Badrul listed more than a dozen offences for which he said Anwar should be investigated, including under the Penal Code, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, the Statutory Declarations Act, the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act, as well as Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which touches on freedom of speech.

He said Anwar had a history of abusing power when he was the deputy prime minister in the 1990s, referring to his imprisonment for the offence a year after being sacked in 1998.

Badrul Hisham Shaharin outside the Dang Wangi police headquarters today.

“This report is also filed because the statement and police report, as well as the media statement by the PMO, amount to slander, for accusing me of slandering Anwar Ibrahim,” Badrul said, referring to the police report filed by Farhan.

Farhan had urged the police to investigate Badrul and two others for criminal defamation against Anwar following their report on July 11 urging MACC to probe a bungalow in Kajang and several luxury cars used by the prime minister.

Anwar’s lawyer Sankara Nair denied that the bungalow was purchased by Anwar, claiming that it was leased in 2020 from a businessman for a period of 10 years. 

But Badrul said it was rare for a private residence to be leased, adding that such a practice usually involves commercial properties such as plantations, shops and factories.

Anwar’s speech at fundraiser event

He also provided an excerpt of a video clip in which Anwar had touched on the subject of the sale of his Bukit Segambut house.

“Anwar said in a speech that he sold the Segambut house and made a settlement for the Sungai Long house. Suddenly now it becomes a lease,” he said.

The speech referred to Anwar’s announcement of a personal donation at an event on April 19.

“Personally, having completed the sale of my house in Segambut… I have sold the property in Segambut and made settlement for the house in Sungai Long. There is a surplus of half a million (ringgit), I have informed Azizah and the children, and God willing I will give that half million from me personally towards this… how much is it now? RM3.5 (million), enough to start the project,” Anwar was heard saying during an event to raise funds for Kolej Dar al-Hikmah in Kajang.

Badrul said the authorities must ensure that the asset declarations by Anwar was truthful and transparent, and “not an attempt to hide by proxy to prevent the public from knowing their actual wealth”.

He also questioned Anwar’s statement that several luxury cars were borrowed from businessmen friends.

He said based on news reports, the cars included a Jaguar XJ Premium Luxury V6 bearing the licence plate VCQ 8055, and a BMW 740LE with the plate number BEM 1.

“This, too, raises questions – can it be considered bribery?”

Badrul said Anwar had also travelled using helicopters and private jets.

“If these were given for free without any charge by the businessmen, what are the connections of these businessmen with the government?

“Do they get government contracts in exchange for such contributions?”

Badrul also questioned Anwar’s claim that the Jaguar was gifted to Yayasan Aman, a foundation linked to the PKR leader.

“Is this also a form of concealment of wealth? Is the foundation being used as a conduit to receive money from illegal activities? It’s strange that the foundation received donations in the form of a luxury car,” he added.

He said Anwar’s asset declaration in the run-up to the general election last year should also be investigated, questioning Anwar’s claim that he had bought a piece of land in Port Dickson for RM1 million in 2022 from the proceeds of the sale of his Bukit Damansara house in 2004.

Badrul also said that Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had been reported as saying that they had to sell off their Bukit Segambut home to raise funds to pay the deposits of PKR candidates in the 2018 general election.

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