NEW YORK, July 24 /CNW/ -- The following Communique is sent to you for
As many of those who have had the privilege to work with him or under his
leadership in international institutions, we have heard with deep concern the
charges filed against the honorable Datuk Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, in spite of
the fact that similar unsubstantiated charges filed ten years ago against him
were overturned by the Supreme Court.
We would like, in such circumstances, to reiterate our full confidence in
his moral integrity, as a man who has demonstrated, in the discharge of his
national and international responsibilities, the highest ethical standards of
leadership, fighting for international justice, peace and development.
We want also to express our confidence that whatever the present
political circumstances, the Government of Malaysia will exert a particular
restraint in the handling of this case and will demonstrate, by dropping the
charges introduced against Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, an exemplary sense of respect
for the rights of the individual which are so important to the international
standing of Malaysia.
-- Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada and former Chairman of
-- Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director and Chairman of the Board
of the International Monetary Fund
-- James Wolfensohn, Former President of the World Bank
Paul Martin; Michel Camdessus; James Wolfensohn
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