And he (Saiful Bukhari Azlan) appeared "highly traumatised", said Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Why this bit of information is being disclosed only now remains unexplained and is something only Najib can answer.
Read the Bernama report below:
Najib admitted today (July 3) having met Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan before because he (Saiful) wanted to reveal that he had been sodomised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Anwar Ibrahim.
Najib said that their meeting was the first between them and it took place at his (Najib's) residence several days before Saiful, who appeared to be highly traumatised, had made a police report on the sodomy allegation on Anwar.
"I received his (Saiful's) visit in my capacity as a leader and he as an ordinary citizen who wanted to tell me something... I don't know him before this," Najib told a press conference at his Parliament office in Kuala Lumpur.
Saiful, 23, made a police report at the police beat base at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on June 28 that he had been allegedly sodomised by Anwar at a condominium in Damansara on June 26.
When asked why the former aide to Anwar had come to him on the matter, Najib said that he did not know but assumed that the youth needed his help after Saiful said that he knew one of his (Najib's) officers.
Najib said Saiful had also come to his office to meet one of his officers to regarding a scholarship application but he (Najib) did not meet Saiful then.
The deputy prime minister also denied allegations that he had conspired against Anwar.
Asked whether he (Najib) believed that what was said by Saiful had basis or otherwise, Najib said initially he was also unsure that what had been said by Saiful was true or false.
"I wouldn't dare say... I thought he (Saiful) looked genuine because he was afraid. His hands were cold. But I am not brave enough to make a conclusion. I told him to make his own decision," he said.
Najib also denied that that he had advised Saiful to make a police report.
He said that during their meeting, Saiful had told everything that had happened to him.
When asked on what was told by Saiful, Najib smiled and said, "Oh, there were many stories, I might tell one day but after the court case."
Najib also said he was ready to give evidence if needed following his expose.
"Yes, I am ready. But what is there to ask? I merely heard his story. What is more important is the explanation from him, not from me," he said.