Published: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 7:43:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 8:05:40 PM
Lahad Datu: Anwar claims offered chance by Inquirer to clear name over alleged link with Sulu intruders
By MARTIN CARVALHO
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claims he has been offered the opportunity by the Philippine Daily Inquirer to clear his name over his alleged connection to the armed intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah.
"They (Inquirer) contacted me this morning and offered me the chance to speak to their editor for a live broadcast interview.
"They are willing to give me a platform to counter or disagree with regard to the allegations," he told reporters at press conference here after the closing of the International Conference on the 13th General Election here Tuesday.
However, Anwar said owing to his busy schedule, he was unable to take up the offer but would do so at a later date.
He reiterated his denial over his alleged links to the armed intruders, blaming local media for spinning the issue.
Last Friday, the Inquirer ran a news piece based on Filipino army intelligence sources which stated that a Sabah politician allied to Anwar had met up with the armed intruders.
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