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Top cop urged to speed up assault probe into Anwar’s aide

Yusoff Rawther insists he will not compromise on the justice due to him despite the current mediation process with Farhash Wafa Salvador.

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The man who accused Anwar Ibrahim of sexually assaulting him two years ago is questioning the status of a criminal complaint he lodged against the PKR chief’s political secretary, more than a year after the investigation was revived in early 2020.

Mohamed Yusoff Rawther also voiced hope that recently appointed Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani could speed up investigations into his report that Farhash Wafa Salvador had assaulted him at Anwar’s office in Petaling Jaya in May 2019.

Yusoff, who has separately accused Anwar of sexual assault, has filed civil suits against Farhash seeking compensation for injuries, as well as against Anwar’s press secretary Tunku Nashrul Tunku Abaidah over remarks he had made.

All parties are currently involved in a mediation.

Yusoff, 28, confirmed the mediation process to MalaysiaNow but insisted he would not compromise on the justice due to him.

“It is coming to more than two years since my assault report was lodged. I have furnished all evidence needed including a medical report of my injuries,” Yusoff told MalaysiaNow.

“They must tell me whether the case has been cold-storaged, as the last thing I want to suspect is political interference.”

Yusoff said Farhash had physically assaulted him at Anwar’s office, causing injuries to his shoulder.

A medical report from Pantai Hospital said he suffered injuries and a tear to his shoulder, and that surgery would cost RM40,000.

Farhash has denied the accusations.

Yusoff said he still trusts the police “to do the right thing”, but added that there were bad apples who could undermine the probe.

In February 2020, Yusoff was summoned by the police after the investigation into Farhash was revived on the instruction of the Attorney-General’s Office.

The investigation is being conducted under Section 506 and Section 323 of the Penal Code, related to criminal intimidation and causing hurt.

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