Allegation of Anwar ‘diverting gas’ untrue, says former engineer

THERE is absolutely no truth to the allegation that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was responsible for “diverting gas” from the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) to Songkhla, Thailand, in 1996 when he was finance minister, according to Rahim Kamil Sulaiman.

In a statement, the former petroleum engineer said it was wrong to suggest that Anwar was responsible “in any way” for JDA gas being diverted to Songkhla.