Thursday, February 12, 2015
Zahid: Anwar will not get special treatment in prison
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stressed that all prisoners were treated equally as provided by law and the prison regulations.
"I wish to confirm this (no special treatment for Anwar) here," he said, when asked by reporters about concerns expressed by some quarters that Anwar could be given special treatment by the Prisons Department while incarcerated.
Ahmad Zahid earlier attended the ministry's monthly assembly here on Thursday.
Also present were Prisons Department director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Omar and Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim.
The Federal Court had on Feb 10, rejected Anwar's final appeal against his conviction and five-year jail sentence for sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, on June 26, 2008.