KUALA LUMPUR, 16 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today denied the statement by Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman in Washington that he had offered Anifah the post of deputy prime minister as a bait to switch camps after the 2008 General Election.
Anwar’s lawyer S. N. Nair, in a statement issued here today, said his client wanted Anifah to retract his statement and make an apology within 24 hours on the matter.
He said Anwar had instructed him to file a defamation suit against Anifah if the latter did not retract and make the apology within the stipulated time.
Anifah, in a joint press conference with United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clionton in Washington on 14 May, stated that he was personally offered to cross over to the opposition and offered a very lucrative position by Anwar. — Bernama