KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice president today slammed the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor as a facilitator for peace talks in southern Thailand.
"I unequivocally oppose this appointment of a brutal assaulter of an innocent man, as he lay there blindfolded and handcuffed - left without medical attention for days," Nurul Izzah wrote on Twitter, referring to what happened to her father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1998.
Abdul Rahim was eventually charged for the assault and received a two-month jail sentence. He later on apologised to Anwar and his family for what happened.
The assault took place on the night Anwar was arrested on Sept 20, 1998 afterwhich the former deputy prime minister appeared in court with a black eye.
Not withholding her feelings, Nurul Izzah went on to refer to Abdul Rahim as a 'being' in expressing her disapproval with the latter's new appointment.
"This being then lied to the whole world as to the victim's whereabouts and wellbeing. Shame on those who executed this travesty," Nurul Izzah said.
It was reported that Abdul Rahim is set to replace Datuk Ahmad Zamzamin Hashim, who held the peace talks facilitator post for several years.
He served as Malaysia's IGP from 1994 to 1999 and was also pivotal in the laying down of arms by the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) and signing of the Hatyai Peace Agreement in 1989 with the Malaysian government, when he was the Special Branch (SB) director. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd