Walau pun aku percaya apa yang di akadkan oleh si Saiful ni tapi akau ada sikit nak tanya pasal personal things la....macam dia benar2 ikhlas dan bertaubat ke bila bersumpah tu ,atau kerana kasihan kan peminat2 Anwar dan rakyat Malaysia yang belum tahu atau sekadar bersumpah sebab nak dapat WANG BESAR 2. Ohhh WHATEVER!
KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan took the ultimate religious step to maintain his honesty by swearing on the Al-Quran that he was sodomised by his former employer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He challenged Anwar to also swear on the Quran, and dared him to deny the allegation in Allah's name inside a mosque.
"It is time to honour my responsibility as a Muslim and to stand up for the truth. I deeply understand that if I am lying, I will be cursed by Allah, and woe will befall me, my family and for generations to come," said Saiful, 23, in his first ever meeting with the press at the Dynasty Hotel here.
The lanky young man, wearing a light chocolate baju melayu and black pants, was calm throughout the 15 minutes press conference on Friday. He had first read from a prepared text and answered some questions from reporters before leaving the meeting room.
He had came straight to the press conference at 7.12pm after performing the swearing at the Federal Territory mosque. Saiful was accompanied by father Azlan Mohd Lazim and lawyer Zamri Idrus.
Saiful maintained he had performed the swearing voluntarily and even dared invoke Allah's name because he was telling the truth.
"The swearing was done in accordance with Islamic rules and after I sought advice from religious elders on how to do it correctly. This is the best way for me to obtain justice on earth and on judgment day. I seek solace from Allah and for the return of my dignity.
"I do not wish to twist and turn the matter as Anwar did," he said.
Reporters then bombarded Saiful with questions. He was asked why he only came forward to swear one day before the nomination for the Permatang Pauh by-election where Anwar is standing as a candidate for PKR.
Saiful answered he needed time to collect his strength because the swearing was something sacred and the consequences severe.
"It has nothing to with politics. It is between Anwar and me," he said.
Other questions posed to Saiful included where he was all this while to which he replied:
"I kept quiet because I needed time to gather my strength because I had been accused of all kinds of malicious remarks, especially by Anwar."
Asked why he chose Friday to perform the swearing, Saiful said, "I had long wanted to do so. However, it needed mental and spiritual strength because this is not an easy thing because the consequence is incurring the wrath of God.
"Thankfully, Allah gave me strength for me to perform it today and to face the press."