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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Forget about actor and charge ‘Datuk T’, Kit Siang tells cops

Lim said police inaction suggested “Datuk T” has immunity. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 — Lim Kit Siang criticised Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar today for threatening to “expose the performer” in a recent sex video instead of charging the “Datuk T” trio behind the alleged recording of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The DAP parliamentary leader also said the failure to charge former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Cik, businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim raised questions over the impartiality of the force.

“Are the police [working] ‘hand-in-glove’ with Umno/Barisan Nasional (BN) forces to undermine Pakatan Rakyat (PR) by specifically targeting Anwar to destroy him as the foremost challenger to continued BN rule in Putrajaya?” he said in a statement today.

Khalid said yesterday that the police will not hesitate to expose the “performer” in the sex video “when the time came.”

The “Datuk T” trio had screened the video to senior editors and journalists at Carcosa Seri Negara on March 21 to show that Opposition Leader Anwar was not fit to helm the country.

But the former deputy prime minister has denied the allegation and accused Umno of dirty politics.

Lim also said today that “there are Umno/BN elements who want to play ‘political games’ with the Carcosa sex tape but why should the police compromise its image and reputation by descending so low as to be co-opted into the cast of Umno/BN theatrics against PR and Anwar?”

The Ipoh Timur MP said that “the Malaysian public are outraged and aghast that after more than a month” since the trio’s confession, “the most serious matter occupying the minds of the police is to expose the sex video performer.”

He said that the failure to prosecute “Datuk T” under Section 292 of the Penal Code for “publicly exhibiting any obscene or pornographic material” or Section 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act suggested that “the trio enjoy immunity and impunity for breaches of the law and actions which have brought world-wide shame to the nation.”

Former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Division (CID) chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, recently said another alleged Anwar sex tape had surfaced 12 years ago in 1999.

Zain had asked the police to investigate any possible links between the two tapes and whether Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail could be trusted to discharge his duties professionally because of his past involvements in various anti-Anwar episodes.

“Why is there total silence from the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar and the Deputy IGP in the past 10 days to Zain’s open letter to the IGP dated April 18 when the duo are so prepared to comment on various matters under the sun?” Lim added.

Police are currently investigating the trio under Section 292 of the Penal Code for screening pornographic material but have not charged any of them.

Shazryl gave his DNA sample to the police today while Abdul Rahim has said he will not seek to avoid prosecution for showing the video but has denied he had a hand in its creation.

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