During the interview Anwar seemed to be perplexed and uncomfortable when asked if he was as homo or bisexual. He was also non committal and evasive.
No less than four times he was asked if he is a homosexual or bisexual. Please observe his body movements and his facial expression.
Reporter is BFM’s Noelle Lim (BFM)
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI)
BFM: There are liberal voters among us who can accept a Prime Minister that is homosexual or bisexual. But this is not acceptable among conservative Muslims. Are you a homosexual or bisexual?
DSAI: (shifts uncomfortably) Well…you see. They have tried and attempted, and they actually charged me twice. And there is not a set of evidence to support the argument. I am a happily married man with six children. So, the question is completely irrelevant.
BFM: Is it a yes or a no?
DSAI: Of course, when I said irrelevant it’s not. I mean, it should not be raised, look at the family. What is the basis? The basis is incessant Umno propaganda. And therefore I have to endure this question. It’s not fair.
BFM: So you are not a bisexual?
DSAI: No…you see…the..the…(stuttered) er…question raised is because I have been a victim of this malicious (unclear) attack for decades. All right.
Whether the person is bisexual or homosexual firstly is a personal matter, number one. Number two, you have to charge him or her, you have to portray evidence.
Ok, in my case, it’s… (stuttered) it’s absolute lie. and they are trying just to portray and they fail. And they expect me, I mean, I..I..I… (stuttered again) I am not also prepared to come for statement, you know, to condemn and castigate people for their orientation…
And this was attacked by Utusan, for example, per se and therefore I condone? NO. But I cannot take a position to condemn things that I don’t know. Unless, it is the public domain.
BFM: So the answer is no?
DSAI: Of course I made it pretty clear. (watch his expression when he said this…tongue sticking out and he seems uncomfortable)