‘I for one am not bothered what oneâ€™s sexual preferences are as it is oneâ€™s own business and between an individual, their spouse and their religious faith!
After all there are many who do worst things in this world than the â€˜sex thingyâ€™ like rape, theft, corruption, political killings, incest, perjury, fabrication, betrayals, â€˜stealing another manâ€™s wifeâ€™ and think by going on a pilgrimage helps cleanse one-self of the despicable things one does!’- Dr Jacob George
CONSUMERIST â€“ FAST TRACK SEX TAPE INVESTIGATIONS IGP URGED!
You do not have to be a lawyer to know that in the present Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) there is enough statutes to depend on to throw this entire saga wide open in view of public interest!
And we should in all fairness!
First, there was possession of pornography, secondly the party (s) facilitated an audience, thirdly there was certainly â€˜political blackmailâ€™ â€“ a threat issued by an individual (s) demanding the alleged actor in the video and (sic) his wife to step down from political office failing which the said individual (s) would distribute a pornography to the wider Malaysian audience!
Was the Cinematography Act violated?
Just for starters was any Malaysian statutes broken?
One needs to also ask for clarification based on present Malaysian law is the screening of a porn video for a group of people an offense?
Let us be very careful here if we do not want the world to laugh at the way we manipulate or interpret the statutes!
The last time I looked at Section 292 it clearly states:
Any pornographic or obscene material publicly exhibited is classified as a penal code offence under section 292.
Section 292(a) of the Penal Code, â€œWhoever â€“ sells, lets to hire, distributes, publicly exhibits or in any manner puts into circulation, or for purposes of sale, hire, distribution, public exhibition or circulation make, produces or has in possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting representation or figure or any other obscene object whatsoever; or (b)â€¦ â€¦ shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extent to three years, or with fine, or with bothâ€.
I would also be interested to know the name of the said hotel, its owners and who aided, abetted, financed and facilitated this entire â€˜sting operation!â€™
So far it strongly smells of entrapment and based on the reaction â€˜on the streetsâ€™ and in â€˜the cyber worldâ€™ it is one that the authors of this exposure already lost!
They should have handed in the said tape to the Police!
The lawful authority here are the Police!
Instead they had ‘their own agenda?’
I would want to know if at the said hotel this was the standard practice all hotel rooms having inbuilt cameras to spy and tape its customers sexual exploits if so we could have many more individuals who may have had been victims whose privacy was violated!
But if that was not it does not take a rocket scientist to concur that this all well planned and well financed!
Personally, let us not be so excited or self-righteous, if we allow this culture of entrapment, violation of one’s privacy, intimidation to continue – it could be ‘anyone of us the next time’ when our privacy is violated, perhaps even in the privacy of our homes as one poor politician had experienced!
Just because it allegedly involves oneâ€™s â€˜political nemesisâ€™ does not make this intrusion legal!
Unless, it shows without doubt that this revelation was in the public interest to expose someone who has misled the audience in Malaysia on his religious credentials!
Personally, I for one am not bothered what oneâ€™s sexual preferences are as it is oneâ€™s own business and between an individual, their spouse and their religious faith!
For example I am advised the Australian Prime Minister is not married to her partner but still lives in the nation’s official house, travels all over the world and if need be meeting world leaders with her ‘partner’ not husband!
I was shocked but it is strange and the Australians I am advised are coming to grips with this political reality!
Whether the founding fathers of Australia may have accepted it or others with a higher sense of religious and moral calling is anyone’s guess!
After all there are many who do worst things in this world than the â€˜sex thingyâ€™ like rape, theft, corruption, political killings, incest, perjury, fabrication, betrayals, adultery, fornication and think by going on a pilgrimage helps cleanse one-self of the despicable things one does!
We have had many such cases in particular, in the United States where they had to stand down from public office and this included senior politicians and even high powered Evangelistic Preachers who raked in millions over cable TV!
First, let us get the facts straight in this â€˜Datuk T-gate Saga!â€™
The modus operandi was dubious and criminal in nature!
Yes, the alleged victim should make a police report soonest!
The Police should investigate all.
But let the investigation first center on the individual (s) who were behind this exposure, the hotel who allowed the recording and the posh other which facilitated the screening of a pornographic material, the owners and operators of both hotels and in particular where this alleged tryst took place!
We need to know what their motivations were and still are?
In the meantime, locals, foreigners and tourists coming to Malaysia may need to be reassured that the hotel rooms they occupy does not have cameras recording personal and private moments?
In the meantime, I appeal to the IGP to fast track investigations in view public interest!