Text of what Nurul Izzah said in Parliament
The so-called ‘contemptuous remark’ about judges
Full text of draft Hansard for 10th February
Her speech starts on Page 68 and the relevant portion is at Page 70
Nurul Izzah Anwar was arrested on Monday “for her contemptuous remarks about the judiciary having sold their souls to the devil” according to a late-night statement by the inspector-general of police. His statement, unusually only in English, said she would be released after her statement was recorded — but his statement, issued at 10.30pm, came hours after Nurul Izzah had made a statement at Dang Wangi, then was taken to Jinjang police lock-up.
She would spend the night in the lock-up before being released this morning.
The inspector-general, Khalid Bakar, did not say in his statement whether the police action against her “contemptuous remark” was because she had spoken at the Kita Lawan rally in KL city centre outside Sogo, or in Parliament on Tuesday where she had delivered her father’s remarks to Parliament. A transcript of her speech in Parliament is recorded in Hansard, the official parliamentary record (copy posted above).
Her father, Anwar Ibrahim, was taken to jail in February to serve a five-year term on a sodomy charge after the Federal Court overturned his acquittal.
The man who filed the police report
A police report was filed against Nurul Izzah on Friday, and police acted the next day sending four policemen to her house on Saturday night while she was away.
The complaint had been made by syariah lawyer Zulkifli Noordin, a former member of Anwar’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat who was dismissed from the party after making a police report against Khalid Samad of PAS, the MP for Shah Alam, for supporting the right of Christians to use the word Allah, and publicly criticising Lim Guan Eng, secretary-general of DAP.
He switched sides again to Umno and at the 2013 general election, was fielded by the Barisan Nasional against Khalid Samad in Shah Alam and was defeated by 11,000 votes.
He is a vice-president of the Malay First ultra-rightwing pressure group Perkasa, led by Ibrahim Ali, and whose patron is Mahathir Mohamad.