FARAH AZLINA LATIF SEX WITH MOHD SAIFUL BUKHARI AZLAN ‘RUINS CREDIBILITY OF THE THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S CHAMBERS
NEW YORK — The sexual assault charges that cost Dominique Strauss-Kahn his job as head of the International Monetary Fund likely will be dropped by prosecutors, a person familiar with the case said.
The likely developments would bring a formal end to the case at Strauss-Kahn’s next court date on Tuesday, when prosecutors may ask a judge to dismiss the charges and might elaborate on their reasoning. The Manhattan district attorney’s office probably will tell Strauss-Kahn’s accuser Monday that it won’t pursue the case, both because prosecutors don’t have evidence proving a forced sexual encounter and because she has a history of lies and inconsistencies that make it impossible to ask a jury to believe her, the person said. The person spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public.
The case upended French politics before it was riven by questions about his accuser’s credibility. It captured international attention as a seeming cauldron of sex, violence, power and politics: A promising French presidential contender, known in his homeland as “the Great Seducer,” accused of a brutal and contemptuous attack on an African immigrant who came to clean his plush hotel suite.
The damage is already done. Due to witness and prosecution involvement, the case will be viewed as a miscarriage of justice and must be thrown out -it will proceed until DSAI is removed forever.Deputy Public Prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif was dropped today from the team prosecuting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy after allegations surfaced last week that she was romantically involved with complainant and chief witness Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail told reporters today that the junior prosecutor was removed to prevent negative public perception of the Sodomy II prosecution team “The Attorney-General’s Chambers cannot compromise on any issue that can tarnish the image or credibility of the department and we are looking at such matters very seriously“This can be very difficult for us but any personal matter if it can have any implication in whatever form on the department will be handled very seriously ” he told reporters at a press conference at his office here.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail told reporters today that the junior prosecutor was removed to prevent negative public perception of the Sodomy II prosecution team.
IN THE RUN-UP TO ANWAR IBRAHIM’S SODOMY TRIAL, HIS LAWYERS INCLUDING SENIOR COUNSEL SIVARASA RASIAH HAD WARNED THAT IN THE END THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TRY TO NAIL THE OPPOSITION LEADER BASED ON FABRICATED DNA EVIDENCE.