Police efficiency, independence and professionalism major casualties of the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper

Police efficiency, independence and professionalism are again the major casualties of the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper targeting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim two days ago on Monday.

Would the police stayed on the sidelines, claiming ignorance of the flagrant commission of crimes and impotence to act until Anwar lodged a police report, if the target of the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper had been the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin or anyone of the Cabinet Ministers?

Would the de facto Law Minister, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz in these circumstances come to the defence of the mysterious “Datuk T” and made the astounding declaration “Don’t kill the messenger” and claimed that there was nothing illegal in the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper?

And if there is nothing legally wrong in the Sri Carcosa sex taper caper as claimed by the de facto Minister, then what is the police investigating about following the report lodged by Anwar?

There can be no doubt that if the target of the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper had been the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister or anyone of the Cabinet Ministers, the mysterious “Datuk T” would not remain incognito for more than a flicker of the eye as the full force of the law would have come smashing down on him without the niceties of waiting for a police report to be lodged and he would instantly have been arrested and clapped behind bars by the police for a variety of heinous crimes, including Section 292 of the Penal Code for “publicly exhibiting any obscene or pornographic material” liable to a jail term of three years or Section 5(1) of the Film Censorship Act 2002 where he is liable to be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed up to five years or both.

Why then the double standards by the police in the Sri Carcosa sex taper caper?

With “Datuk T” and his team operating so freely and openly in the past two days, who will believe that the Police and those in authority do not know their identity at all?

In fact, Nazri’s comments would be difficult to understand unless he had been privy to the identity of “Datuk T”, like the following: “But we all know that he (Datuk T) has all intentions to report (the matter) to the police and he got editors as his witnesses…”

But there appears to be a change of plan with “Datuk T” sending out an email yesterday signifying that he would not send the sex video to the police – showing utter double contempt for the police and for public opinion because of sense of immunity and impunity from the law for the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper.

It is just not good enough for the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar to belatedly wake up to the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper when both should be fully aware that they had failed to live up to national expectations that the police would have acted strictly according to the tenets of efficiency, independence and professionalism uninfluenced by any political considerations in the first 30 hours of the most disgraceful political scandal in the nation’s history.

  1. #1 by KeenWatcher_01 on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Everyone and PKR politicians, please do not get distracted from this. The BN government is very successful on this so that the up coming election would be given less attention as everyone is busy talking about this. Be more aware!

  2. #2 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 5:10 pm

    /// Police efficiency, independence and professionalism major casualties of the Sri Carcosa sex tape caper. ///

    No, no, no. Police efficiency, independence and professionalism are not the casualties of the current caper. These qualities and competencies died long ago – during the 22 years of torture and abuse by apa nama.

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 6:01 pm

    The Sri Carcosa sex tape caper has further eroded the credibility of Malaysian institutions and hampered the inflow of foreign investment.

  4. #4 by singa pura pura on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 6:01 pm

    Since the home minister is so emphatic that his UMNO government is completely uninvolved, I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt here. And so, I agree, that the home minister, the prime minister and the top echelon of the police and the special branch have absolutely NO inkling whatsoever that a sex video involving the opposition leader has been in the making for weeks or months, NO idea whatsoever that the purveyors of the video were planning to contact the top editors of national dailies and news portals and screen it to them at a venue no less than THE Carcosa Seri Negara, and NO clue whatsoever that the screening (which was certainly contrary to law as I have pointed out here: http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/159355) was taking place in the capital of the country in protracted batches, one after another, for hours in broad daylight. You see, it is either I believe that there was a conspiracy of the highest order OR that the country has been left to the dogs. In this instance, at the home minister’s egging, I choose to believe in the latter.

  5. #5 by dagen on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Has anyone seen the clip? No? Is it available in the www? No. I checked that. And I googled and binged and yahooed. Nope. Nothing showed up. Now this is very odd indeed! I expect to find the clip somewhere in the www. But it is just not there. That means one thing. The recorded clip is tightly controlled. In other words, very very very few people have it. In fact I suspect only that dubious datuk T alone has the clip – i.e. both the original recording and the copy which was produced for journalists’ viewing. In the present information sharing era lots and lots of info got leaked into the www somehow. It is just not possible for the clip to remain unavailable online. Just not possible.

  6. #6 by Not spoon fed on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 8:09 pm

    Corrupted and crime involving bribes are much worse than sexual offence.

    Corrupted leaders cause nation to be poor and the poor people suffering.

    What happen to those hundreds of billion RM taken out illegally from Malaysia duirng Mathatir’s ruling time from 2000 to 2008?

    Sexual offence involves (at least) two persons while corrupted leaders involve entire nation.

    Sexual offence, if Anwar had commited, only lower himself down. That is history. It does not matter for those who have repented. Forgiveness is love. Do you forgive your own children?

    Corrupted leaders like Taib and Mathatir causing entire people in Sarawak and Malaysia respectively in the dark and suffering and remain poor.

  7. #7 by hallo on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 - 9:30 pm

    Tonight, before you go to sleep.

    Ask yourself ‘ARE YOU READY’?

    Are you ready to free yourself, for your next generation free from corruption?

    Are you ready to overthrow the corrupted politicians threaten us over 52 years?

    Are you ready be united for a change to make the malaysia a better place to live?

    We are waiting each day, each hour, each minutes…


    EACH DAY EACH DAY WE WAIT…..ready to change….ready to change…

    ready to make Malaysia free from corruption…..

    ready to make Malaysia a better place to live…

    ready to make the world know we are ready to change…

    each second we count…we are ready…we are ready


    we are ready…we are ready




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  8. #8 by Cinapek on Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 1:04 am

    I almost gagged when I read Hishamuddin commented at a press conference that he has ” …directed the IGP to act professionally and in a transparent manner……” in investigating the police report made by Anwar about the sex video. He did not realise that this comment betrayed and confirmed the fact that the PDRM had never acted professionally or in a transparent manner. The PDRM is expected to act professionally at all times. To have to be told by the minister simply comfirms that they are only the dogs to do the bidding of their masters.

  9. #9 by k1980 on Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 8:29 am

    “Datuk Eskay memberitahu beliau selalu membawa Anwar ke Thailand dan club house tempat kejadian itu berlaku. Menurutnya setiap kali dia membawa Anwar ke tempat itu, bilik itulah yang akan digunakan Anwar dan dia akan menggunakan bilik bersebelahan.”

    So you believe that Anwar is so stupid to use that same room after what had happened to Chua who also used the same Muar hotel room when being entertained by his “personal friends”.

  10. #10 by k1980 on Thursday, 24 March 2011 - 8:45 am

    Malaysian Laws can be broken with impunity!

    The possession and/or screening of the video recording could come within the ambit of s. 5(1) Film Censorship Act 2002 read together with s. 3 thereof.

    Section 5 – Obscene Film
    (1) No person shall
    (a) have or cause himself to have in his possession, custody, control or ownership; or
    (b) circulate, exhibit, distribute, display, manufacture, produce, sell or hire,
    any film or film-publicity material which is obscene or is otherwise against public decency.

    Section 3 – Interpretation
    ‘Film’ includes the original or duplicate of the whole or any part of
    (a) a cinematograph film; and
    (b) a videotape, diskette, laser disc, compact disc, hard disc and other record,
    of a sequence of visual images, being a record capable of being used as a means of showing that sequence as a moving picture, whether or not accompanied by sound.

    The exclusion in s. 2(2)(d) does not apply as the video recording shown was, presumably, one that was ‘obscene or lewd’.

    Apart from s. 5(1) Film Censorship Act 2002, there is also s. 24(1) Cinematograph Films (Censorship) Act 1952 which prohibits the ‘possession of any obscene or lewd film’ – provided the video recording amounted to a ‘cinematograph film’ as defined in s. 2 thereof. It is, however, uncertain if s. 292 Penal Code – which prohibits the sale and/or possession of obscene books or objects

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