Below is the statement read out by Saiful:
I feel that the time is right for me to do my duty as a Muslim and Malaysian by doing what is right. With this, I swore in the name of Allah at the Federal Territory Mosque this evening in accordance to the teachings of Islam and as advised by religious scholars and teachers that I was sodomised by Anwar Ibrahim.
The oath I've taken was done voluntarily and it was done to uphold the truth as a Muslim, a Malay and a Malaysian.
I understand that if the allegations and oath that I've taken under the name of Allah are not true, I will be cursed by God and tragedy and curse will come upon my family and the generations after me forever.
I've taken this oath to prove that my allegations are completely true. This is the best way for me to attain justice in the world and the hereafter and for me to redeem my pride and dignity as Allah is the only place where I can complain to.
I've done this for God and I took my oath in the house of God, that I was humiliated and sodomised by Anwar Ibrahim and I do not wish to lie to the world as he has done.
With this, I challenge Anwar Ibrahim to swear by Islam and do it in a mosque, witnessed by religious scholars, teachers and all Malaysians to deny what I've accused him of.
Below are the questions posed to Saiful and his answers:
Who witnessed the oath-taking at the mosque?
Saiful's lawyer Zamri: All the FT Mosque imams.
Where have you been hiding all this time?
Saiful: I've not been hiding but I was quietly gathering enough courage to answer all the allegations against me, especially by Anwar Ibrahim.
Why did you pick today and the FT Mosque?
I've been intending to do this for some time now but it needs mental and spiritual strength as taking an oath is not something trivial or easy. The consequences can be very dire in the eyes of God. Nevertheless, Allah has given me the strength to take the oath today.
How do you feel after taking your oath?
I feel relieved and for the first time, I feel that I've been given the strength by Allah to face reporters.
Was it consensual?
I wish to stress here that it was done without my consent.
Do you intend to campaign in Permatang Pauh?
This is not a political matter, it is a private matter between me and Anwar Ibrahim.
Are the allegations you've made against Anwar frivolous?
Everything happened without my consent.
Source: Saiful: Sodomy wasn't consensual
Puzzled? Perplexed? Ya, I'm!
I feel that the time is right for me to do my duty as a Muslim and Malaysian by doing what is right.
I ponder: He said he felt today was the right time to do his duty as a Muslim after 2 months by doing what is right? So, what was right thing to do? Swear on the Quran was the right thing to do? I do agree. But then, would it be taken to mean that the earlier meeting with Najib, Dr Mohamed and negotiating with a police officer and ultimately making a police report was in itself never the right thing? If he wants to do his duty he should in the first place had sworn by the Quran and thereon leave it to Allah to punish Anwar. But he is so passionate to want so much publicity and gaining compassion. By his own words, "it is between him and anwar and Allah"; if that is so, then why he wants so much publicity to proof that his arse was on the line of fire? I am puzzled and perplexed!
Saiful said: [quote]"He swore in the name of Allah and in accordance to the teachings of Islam and as advised by religious scholars and teachers that I was sodomised by Anwar Ibrahim." [unquote]
Ponder: There seems to be a catch - did he say that he was advised by religious scholars and teachers that he was sodomized by Anwar? He was advised to swear that he was sodomized? Or he was advised that he need to swear? And he said it was done in accordance with the teaching of Islam? Tell me in which Surah gave such teachings on swearing? I have not found a phrase in the Quran pertaining to swearing as an victim; the victim was suppose to get the necessary witnesses as espoused; that's the rule of syariah.
Saiful said: [quote] "I've taken this oath to prove that my allegations are completely true. Allah is the only place where I can complain to." [unquote]
Ponder: If Allah is the ONLY place to complain, then why did he go everywhere, including to Najib to complain. Najib is not Allah! And he don't have to take an oath to prove that his allegation is completely true. If the sodomy is true, Allah surely knows; the Quran said Allah knows everything; so you don't need to prove to Allah that you did not lie. If you believe in Allah, you must also believed that Allah is all knowing and Allah is omnipotent and omnipresent.
And Saiful also said: [quote] "I've done this for God ... and I do not wish to lie to the world as he [Anwar] has done." [unquote]
Ehm!!! You did this for God? Oh my God! You can't be doing this for God; you are doing this for yourself and to convinced us human beings that you did not lie; you don't do this swearing for God and God do not need you to do this for Him.
Saiful said [quote]: "I've not been hiding but I was quietly gathering enough courage to answer all the allegations against me, especially by Anwar Ibrahim. It needs mental and spiritual strength as taking an oath is not something trivial or easy. The consequences can be very dire in the eyes of God. Nevertheless, Allah has given me the strength to take the oath today." [unquote]
Ponder: Why do he need mental and spiritual courage to tell God? If you believed that God is all knowing, it must mean that He already knows whether you tell Him or not. Of course the consequences of falsely swearing to God is dire in the eyes of God. But if the sodomy was a factual act committed, he never need to fear about telling this truth to God because he already knows that God knows of what had happened to his arse. I don't need strength to tell God because I know that God is omnipotent and omnipresent irrespective whether I tell Him or not.
Saiful: "This is not a political matter, it is a private matter between me and Anwar Ibrahim."
Ponder: This certainly is a private matter between 2 person and God alone. Saiful is right on this. But then he chose to go to Najib for advice; Najib was the first to know. After that, he then went to some specific police officer for advice at a hotel room to discuss the sodomy; thereafter, he went to so Dr Mohamed and then to HKL before he went to make a police report. By involving so many parties it was no more a private matter; it has become a public issue.
It must have been a great courage for him to come out now to meet the press after the swearing. The swearing was suppose to be a private matter; but he went to the press to pronounce the swearing for reasons known only to himself and his lawyer.
Now, it's Anwar's turn to do so. He has to do it; otherwise things will turn against him.
Anwar said if Saiful wants to adopt the Islamic method then he should follow the syariah way and make his complain there instead of going to the police.
"I too have already referred this case to the Syariah Court and the officers there want to take his statement but the police have stopped them. Saiful is under police protection and they have a hold on him and they decide what he should or should not do," said Anwar.
Saiful said it was a coincidence that he was making this revelations one day before the nominations for the by-election. It surely is coincidental!
I hope God will reveal the truth to us; for He is the only source of truth; all others are human's claim of some kind of truth.