Richard Branson, founder of budget flights Virgin Group, was in Malaysia to attend an investment seminar. He told reporters that the way the Anwar case was being handled turned off the international community and would color foreign investor’s opinion of the country.
"I hope the case gets dropped. The case is fundamentally wrong and it does not make Malaysia look good in the world map,'' Branson said on Monday.
Today the Deputy Premier Muhyiddin Yassin has admitted that Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy trial is a blot on the foreign investment radar that should be wiped clean as soon as possible.
"If you ask me, of course, I wouldn't want the case to be in our courts. Without such a high-profile case, Malaysia would do better (with foreign investments). It is best that the case is over as soon as possible" he said.
Muhyiddin was commenting on remarks yesterday by British tycoon and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson that the sodomy trial was one of the reasons investors shy away from Malaysia.
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DPM Muhyiddin Yassin had once said that Malaysia would not bow to pressure from any quarters, including foreign countries, over the sodomy case involving Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Anwar Ibrahim. Why a change of heart?
Where in the world do you see the prosecution holding back all the evidence and supported by the courts?....... only in 1MALAYSIA!!!!
Anwar's Sodomy II is infact a BULLSHIT!!!
Tell that to Najib and big Mama.......