What offence has Anwar committed? Why is he being hounded?

by P. Ramakrishnan
29th April 2011

The scandalous porno tape, used in desperation to implicate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim allegedly engaging in sex with a prostitute in order to turn the tide in favour of the Barisan Nasional during the Sarawak election, refuses to fade away even after the Sarawak election.

It was a widely publicised news item and – according to some reports – the tape was even distributed in the longhouses in Sarawak to disparage and demean Anwar and present the opposition in poor light to gain political mileage for BN.

The police declared that the tape was genuine. The people were made to feel that very soon the sordid episode would be unravelled and the person in the tape exposed.

The various statements in the public domain created the perception that it was Anwar in the porno tape. The police conveyed the impression that it was a matter of time before Anwar was exposed as the owner of the Omega watch stolen by the prostitute. The Omega watch seemed to be the most important missing link to establish Anwar’s identity.

But to their utter disappointment there was no record of the purchaser in Taiwan, where the watch was apparently bought. The missing link went missing and they were no nearer the truth.

Now they say ‘they will not hesitate to expose to the public if necessary “the performer” in the sex video who allegedly resembled opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.’

In other words, what they are saying is tantamount to the fact that they have identified “the performer” but they are not inclined to expose “the performer” unless it was necessary to do so.

The Malaysian public is rightly confused. What is meant by unless it was necessary? Why then did they go to such great length to find out the owner of the Omega watch? You took the trouble to trace the watch all the way to Taiwan.
What was the purpose? Wasn’t it to link “the performer” to the watch so that you can definitely identify “the performer” and expose him?

If it wasn’t necessary to identify “the performer” why is Anwar being harassed? He was called to give his statement a second time yesterday (28 April 2011). Unless you have irrefutable evidence that the character in the video is indeed Anwar, there was no necessity to ask him to report to Dang Wangi district police headquarters. Is it because they want to keep this shameful episode alive?

It is as though there is no other worthwhile issue in this country for the media to comment on and for our political leaders to discuss. Have we become so depraved that sex scandals have to hog the limelight and take up so much of the nation’s time and attention?

Malaysians have a right to be sceptical about the whole sordid affair. It is evident that there is a concerted effort to finish off Anwar in the interest of the Barisan Nasional. He is the only person standing in their way who can prevent the BN’s continued reign in Putrajaya. That being the case, would it not be logical to expose Anwar right now?

But why aren’t they doing it? Is it because “the performer” in the video is a pretender?! If it was Anwar, they would have gone to town with this information during the Sarawak election to disparage and destroy the opposition with one stroke. The print and electronic media and the blogs and websites would be gleefully swarmed with this news for days on end. But that is not happening!

But they are dragging their feet in this affair for far too long even though there doesn’t seem to be much hope of unearthing the truth. Why are they spending so much time with regard to Anwar when there is a simple, straightforward issue at their doorstep crying for a remedy?

The terrible Datuk Trio who were in possession of a pornography video should have been charged by now. The terrible Datuk Trio should be facing the music for screening a pornographic show to the public. With so much irrefutable evidence against the trio staring at and challenging the police, why is there so much foot-dragging? Why is there a reluctance to take action to punish those who screened a pornographic video? What is holding up the police and the Attorney-General?

Karpal Singh had rightly pointed out that prostitution is not an offence but using the premises for prostitution or living off the earnings of a prostitute is an offence. According to Karpal, “Whomsoever solicits or importunes for the purpose of prostitution or any immoral purpose in any place shall be punished with imprisonment…” If that is the law, where does Anwar fit into this? What offence is he guilty of?

A report has it that the police have located the place where the sex act took place and identified the prostitute. Why haven’t they taken action against the owner of the premises for allowing his place to be used for “immoral purpose”? Why haven’t they taken action against the person who procured the services of the prostitute?

The villains plotting to crucify Anwar have been identified; their involvement in this sordid affair has been established. Why are we not moving in on them?

P Ramakrishnan is president of Aliran

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 8:26 am

    This question actually leads to a bigger question of WHICH is Malay behaviour – that of single-minded vindictive, malicious intent in the name of whatever OR that of looking at the larger picture of peace and goodwill towards all who come – the real Malays – the Malays that embraced all that came to its shore – Chinese, Arabs, Thais, Portugese, Indians for centuries – adopted lessons from them, generous to a fault, never taking extreme positions, that lived in harmony side by side with all people of all kinds.

    Which is it Malays want to chose to mire themselves in – in gutter, base behaviour or focus on the larger picture and larger work that need to be done? Exactly which characteristic is Malay and want to be defined as?

    The truth is the relentless, vindictive pursuit of Anwar, whatever the evidence is even. is NOT the behavior of Malays, not those that I knew – those who have, since centuries, embraced the wayang kulit stories of Mahabhratas and Ramayanas, long have Mak Yongs and Mak Nyahs, that wears the sarongs, the svelte kebayas etc.

  2. #2 by drngsc on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 8:30 am

    His second offence is, he is leading the fight to change the tenant at Putrajaya. His first offence is to challenge Mad-hat-tir.

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya

  3. #3 by negarawan on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 8:47 am

    I can imagine if someone wants to “sumpah” to Allah in a mosque in front of an imam and congregation that he has not committed any sin or unlawful act. But this Datuk T going to the mosque to “sumpah” to Allah that he is the one in the video directing the man and the prostitute to carry out an explicit sexual act, a gravely sinful act in the eyes of Islam itself, is really an abuse of the “sumpah” process itself. Is this an UMNO imam who allowed such a desecrating “sumpah” to take place in a mosque in the name of Allah? Does Datuk T expect Allah to bless him for making the sex video that sole purpose was to destroy the good name of a fellow muslim and his family? Imagine how evil this Datuk T is to even go to the extent of misusing and abusing the muslim religion and mosque to protect his sinful act? A good imam should have booted Datuk T out of the mosque in the first place. The evil UMNO has no fear of Allah and I pray that Allah will serve his ultimate justice on them soon!

  4. #4 by negarawan on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 9:05 am

    The shameless PDRM even provided bullet proof vests to their friends Datuk T. Every right thinking and fair minded Malaysian knows that the PDRM is in cahoots with UMNO from the special treatment given to the three stooges and the unfair and unprofessional manner in investigating the case. PDRM and UMNO, the rakyat will retaliate in the coming GE for sure!

  5. #5 by negarawan on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 9:22 am

    UMNO and its accomplices has gone way too far with its repeated attempts to discredit and demonize opposition leaders using immoral and inhumane methods that not only has done irreversible damage to the reputation of our country, but also to our delicate social and religious fabric. How many more of this attempts will we tolerate? Will we allow UMNO to continue to degrade and desecrate the country? Can we wait until the next GE before taking action? We as the rakyat need to give a loud and clear message to UMNO to stop its nonsense, to take a hard look at the serious crimes UMNO politicians have committed (including murder!) OR the rakyat will take action into its own hands. It doesn’t matter what race or religion we belong to, we must not allow UMNO to continue its sinful and dirty methods of putting down opposition leaders and continue with its corruption and plundering of our country’s wealth. We need to put back what is right for our beloved country urgently!

  6. #6 by negarawan on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 9:42 am

    The PDRM, judiciary, MACC, EC are among the government agencies which have been infiltrated and corrupted by UMNO and abused for its own selfish purposes against the will of the rakyat. We believe that there are still people in these agencies who are righteous and we urge them to be courageous and stand up for the truth! The sin of inaction, of not doing and saying the truth, is just as heavy as the sin of wrongful action.

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 9:55 am

    His very existence is his ‘offence’.

  8. #8 by DAP man on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:08 am

    Me think this sex video will bring down Najib and BN.
    This is the lowest UMNO can go.

  9. #9 by dagen on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:15 am

    Jib announced not too long ago that if the tape was genuine then some sins have been committed. The police confirmed the authenticity of the tape. So yup it has not been doctored.

    And some sins must have been committed. Hence anwar is guilty of looking like that chap in the tape. Since there are no known specific laws for such wrongs i.e. the crime of looking like someone who bonked prostitutes, then leave the prosecution to the press.

    I say the actor in the clip looks like tamby chik and the prostitute looks like an indon woman. My believe, of course.

  10. #10 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:20 am

    The police seem to join in large numbers to echo and support Rosmah and Najib…using the so call 3 Datuks to wash dirty linens for the whole world to learn the Malaysian political art…how to bring down an Opposition leader.
    After Sarawak election..non stop sex shows..chapter one…then two and now three and four…all seen.
    Swearing in the mosque is cheap stunt.
    13th GE is giving Najib more nightmares,
    I wonder why.

  11. #11 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:23 am

    Can you imagine 3 corrupted crooks trying to save Malaysia and Malaysians..falling into hands of traitors?

  12. #12 by wanderer on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:27 am

    When deranged low beings from the ruling Administration could not fight the man (Anwar) on the level playing field, these immoral creeps have to resort hitting their formidable opponent below the belt…yet, they call themselves Allah fearing Muslms…
    Unbelievable and tasteless lot!!

  13. #13 by orgjitra on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:27 am

    Uncle LIM. Tell Anwar to rest. I saw his face in Ampang last night, look so tired. Ask him to take leave. Pity him. TQ

  14. #14 by wanderer on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:29 am

    When deranged low beings from the ruling Administration could not fight the man (Anwar) on the level playing field, these immoral creeps have to resort hitting their formidable opponent below the belt…yet, they call themselves good muslims…
    Unbelievable and tasteless lot!!

  15. #15 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 10:36 am

    Yes Sireee…..Najib have no more cards …except create havoc and declare Emergency Rule.
    All these sex sex sex nonsense will bring him down..out if his own doing.
    He is lost in the woods…dare not call 13th GE..for by announcing the date…his days are numbered.
    By not announcing…he is hoping for a miracle…and crooks must be punished or made to suffer after death..if this life…anyone escape punishments.
    Najib cannot escape Judgement Day in this life.
    He knows it.
    13th GE is far far away from his priorities.
    All UMNO B kingpins know…the longer he delays..no more an advantage to BN.
    It is a sign of pure selfisness to save himself and Rosmah.

  16. #16 by cemerlang on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:10 am

    Imagine you are him. What wrong have you done ? Going back into history, he stood for what he thought was right from the aspect of religion and social wellness. Then when did he go wrong ? When it was reported that he shocked many people by joining UMNO. And then the dirty stories never end. In order for these dirty stories to end, he will have to shock many people again and that is to owe up his wrongs even if it is not his alone, to apologize and to go back to his former masters. He will not be given any position or just an unimportant one but his dirty stories and nightmares would end and he can stop fighting and live a peaceful life elsewhere away from Malaysia. It is his choice.

  17. #17 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:11 am

    Najib cannot pin Anwar on corruptions.
    And so apply Sodomy 2…and calling all his night creatures to help him save Malaysia from darkness to heavenly life.
    This Prince of Darkness…must save himself and Rosmah at all cost…or else he will really be thrown into the dungeon..to rot…that is if heavenly loving Malaysians can forgive him and not chopped off his head..according to Muslim old laws.

  18. #18 by Comrade on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:25 am

    A really shameful episode indeed
    This scandalous porno tape garbage
    One of which BN desperately need
    To tarnish the opposition leader’s image

    Only one way out of all the nonsense
    Kick the BN out of Putrajaya
    Come the 13th General Elections
    Vote in PR for a better Malaysia

  19. #19 by dagen on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 12:10 pm

    This sex thingy actually is one big mistake by umno that resulted in two losses to them. First of course, it shows the world the new low to which umno is prepared to go in order to retain power and hence the key to wealth. Second, it gives anwar’s claim of set up and conspiracy in the two sodomy cases a very very very large dose of credibility.

    And those stupid fools saw it fit to dig themselves deeper into the grave. They thought public display of their mad orgy on the issue will do anwar and pakatan a great deal of harm. Little did they realise that the supposedly public display of their mad orgy is now taking place below ground level and away from the view of most people.

    Come GE13, we will just have to dump some of toyo-the-indon’s stolen sand into the grave and bury those idiots. The sex clip issue and umno’s misfired shots made work somewhat easier for us.

  20. #20 by wanderer on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Monsterball, the way you have condemned the two ain actors linked to Altantuya’s murder, I can safely feel, I will have a smooth passage to meet my Maker!…hahaha

  21. #21 by dagen on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 1:13 pm

    I have been thinking for a while this question: What else in this world could be equated with umno in terms of being disgusting and revolting. I think I finally found something which could describe umno.

    FGM – female genital mutilation.

  22. #22 by Peter on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 1:44 pm

    A good one from one blogger:-

    The way Umno goons esp these 3 stooges, misuse religion is disgusting. Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, Najib Razak, Eskay – they all swore oaths on the Quran, which they know to be false. They certainly do not fear God. These are cowards who never believed in God to start off with. If that swearing bum allegedly tried to pay someone to get the crooked bridge contract, what difference does it make to him. God is just a tool for him to fill his pocket. So don’t think to much of this oath, fellow Muslims.
    These Datuk T trio stooges have admitted responsibility for this porn video, which is against existing laws, yet they have the protection of the police and authorities (in particular the Islamic authorities) all the way to this ‘sumpah laknat’ instead of detaining and charging them for the offences under criminal and syariah laws. Hoping to become a globalised, developed country? My foot. Really disgusting.
    What we rakyat deduce from here is that all institutions involved are here to serve Umno, not Malaysia and rakyat at large. If Umno think it can help in swinging votes from Pakatan Rakyat to Umno/BN, they are definitely wrong in this. The reverse is more likely. Mark my words.
    Further more, while the whole world was watching the royal wedding, we in Malaysia the “Bolehland” were watching a sex video, courtesy of Datuk T trio and our bleloved Dr Mamak Kutty must be very happy with what is happening in this country because he started it all.

  23. #23 by rockdaboat on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 2:27 pm

    The perpatrators are really stupid, the actor doesn’t even look like Anwar.

    These people can swear in the mosque all they like but the rakyats are not fools!

    The “mistake” of Anwar is that he is in the wrong camp. Look at the porn star of Make Chinese Ashamed, no action taken against him!

  24. #24 by k1980 on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 2:37 pm

    Eskay oso got a naughty video clip of himself. Who is he smiling at? The Lil’ Thambi?


  25. #25 by Peter on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 6:52 pm

    Even if Anwar was the one in the tape, so what big deal la? He did not kill, betray, rob the rakyat wealth etc… Look, lets be realistic, having sex with a woman and for that matter a prostitute is happening every damn second around the world. Millions of people are doing it.
    But this UMNO goons esp that 3 idiotic holier than thou stooges stoop so low to try and discredit him. But the general rakyat will not be cowed by these immoral idiots and will continue to support Anwar and PKR all the way.
    Enough of all this crap.

  26. #26 by born in Malaya on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Frankly speaking, I did not even bother to see this video, for those who are really interested in Porno movies, there are tons of it in the net with DVD quality.
    Everyone in Malaysia knows that Anwar is a threat to UMNO and they can’t get any real criminal offence from Anwar, so keep banging on sex,sex,sex. These UMNOs sex maniacs are really really a bunch of shameless humans, just as shameless the way they take away the rights of Chinese and Indians in Malaysia with their self claimed Malay rights.

  27. #27 by raven77 on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:40 pm

    BN and Jibby are desperate after the Sarfawak elections…they lost all the urbans areas to DAP and the rural areas to Taib……meaning Jibby now is officially a nobody…..

    But desperate people deal with desperate problems in desperate ways…..always remember Altantunya…..

    Anwar will need the protection he deserves now more then ever…..if this country is not to slip into what happened in Fiji……

  28. #28 by cseng on Saturday, 30 April 2011 - 11:57 pm

    Who cares? CSL has his movie but he still MCA’s king. This type of movie do not sell, at least in chinese community. Why BN likes this movie so much? I think it sells in Malay community..

  29. #29 by born in Malaya on Sunday, 1 May 2011 - 12:15 am

    I understand that watching porn in Malaysia is an offence .
    How come the 3 stooges who made porn movies or videos are left without charges???.
    This shows how corrupted the police force are in Malaysia under UMNOs’ control.
    Save Malaysia by voting PKR, please.

  30. #30 by hallo on Sunday, 1 May 2011 - 12:29 pm

    Everyone please be noticed

    The BN trying very hard to distract us with racial

    Trying very hard to distract our concentration about UBAH/CHANGE vote for Corruption-free and Justice gov administraction

  31. #31 by tak tahan on Monday, 2 May 2011 - 12:14 am

    Ya copied.Thank you.Don’t worry for hard-core guys here.We’re always very umm..to fight for change.

  32. #32 by Mike Tee on Thursday, 5 May 2011 - 5:45 am

    Shall we produce a short clip of “Top Malaysia minister shag—g Mogolian beauty tied up next to the time bomb”. I am sure Anwar will still be liabled to provide DNA sample for tha too!

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