ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO ANWAR’S BEATING
beating was carefully planned and was not spontaneous
Tan Sri Rahim
Noor, the previous Inspector General of Police (IGP), at first denied
beating up Anwar Ibrahim and said he would investigate who did.
Then, when he could no longer deny that he himself had done the
evil deed, he admitted beating up Anwar but said he was provoked
in doing so by Anwar who called him a ‘dog’.
Why Anwar would
insult dogs in that manner is unknown, but the actions of Rahim
Noor seconds before the beating show that he had planned to beat
up Anwar all along. And, all the police
officers who testified at the Royal Commission of Inquiry said that
they only heard Anwar’s voice AFTER the beating, not before.
September 1998, at about ,
I received a telephone call from Dato Yaacob
(CID Director) asking me to go to the lockup to supervise the detention
of Dato Seri Anwar,” said Dato Ramli Yusoff,
his Deputy Director.
“Tan Sri Rahim
and Dato Yaacob came…Tan Sri Rahim stopped
at the entrance and I saw Tan Sri Rahim showing a hand signal meaning
“Tan Sri Rahim
gave a signal with his finger meaning ‘quiet’. He also gave a signal
to ‘handcuff’. I took the signal to mean as an instruction to blindfold
and handcuff Dato Seri Anwar. The other signal is for everyone to
“I saw ASP
Zulkifli gave a hand signal with a thumb
up ‘OK’ to me. I believe Tan Sri Rahim saw the signal.”
I saw Tan Sri Rahim heading to the cell number six where Dato Seri
Anwar was. At that time, I and Dato Yaacob
were following him from behind.”
“When Tan Sri
Rahim entered the passage, I was at the counter. After he had entered,
then only I moved.”
“When I was
about halfway to the passage, I heard a voice from cell number six.
I heard, “Adui, ya Allah, janganlahpukulsaya”, (“Ow, oh God, don’t beat me”). THAT’S
ALL I HEARD. In a voice as if pleading.”