Anwar: I’m not on Santa’s ‘Naughty’ list

Anwar Ibrahim has (surprise, surprise!) denied allegations of sexual misconduct against him and the PKR president’s private secretary has lodged a police report regarding the claims. But the country’s touted next PM’s statement seems just a little weird.

Meanwhile, it’s a weekend of political meetings and congresses, both official and unofficial; a global report has hit out against Putrajaya for the continued use of oppressive laws; and a minister denies the existence of a deep state within the civil service, despite evidence otherwise.