Ex-cop says Rahim likely to escape blame for sex video

By Clara Chooi
The Malaysian Insider
March 28, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — A former senior police investigating officer said today that he did not expect Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik to be prosecuted over the sex video scandal because of the ultimate involvement of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General.

Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim also accused Abdul Gani of hijacking an investigation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1999 in order to conceal his role in “indemnifying” the former Malacca chief minister from being prosecuted for corruption.

The investigation, he explained, had been wrested from him and given instead to former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, who was then an investigating officer.

Mat Zain added that the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) had already issued a recommendation for Abdul Rahim to be prosecuted for four counts of corruption — three under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance and one for making a false Statutory Declaration, punishable under Section 193 of the Penal Code.

But according to a complaint by Anwar, then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, then Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah and Abdul Gani, who was then a senior deputy public prosecutor, had “indemnified” Abdul Rahim from prosecution in exchange for his resignation from all government and political posts.

Mat Zaid wrote in an open letter to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar today that he expected the police to handle the ongoing investigations on the sex video case in a professional manner, but expressed concern that Abdul Gani’s participation would eventually see Abdul Rahim walking away a free man again.

“I am fully confident that the police are able to carry out their responsibilities in a professional and impartial manner and will not be influenced by outside pressures.

“However, this investigation will later be handled by Abdul Gani as the Attorney-General. It is at this stage where it is expected that manipulation, fraud and forgery will occur, particularly when one is aware of how Abdul Gani and Musa handled the other cases involving Anwar and Abdul Rahim,” he told the IGP in his letter.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Monday, 28 March 2011 - 8:32 pm

    This is how Malaysia’s competitiveness and ability to attract FDI plummet because high profile figures who know the law deliberately bend the law to suit their private agenda.

  2. #2 by tak tahan on Monday, 28 March 2011 - 10:51 pm

    As long as we still see those racists,pirates,opportunists and worst of all,the devil,continuing to govern bolehland,we will be in deep trouble.How can we progress with all these leaders with no integrity and still living in their own ‘Comfort Home’,self-presumed that everything acoording to their world,will be alright and most are gullible nuts which could be treated as a fool.Hey,brothers and sisters(uncles n aunties),go all out to spread the words of goodness and the rights of our birth stated in the constitution.I’m doing it(even with my malay friends) and i won’t give up.But don’t waste your time or ever try to talk to Perkasa’s pahlawan(warriors)and the rotten uncivilized indoctrinated BTN’s members out of their comfort cocoon!Trust your instinct!

  3. #3 by wanderer on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 7:49 am

    The self-claimed Master Race is above the Malaysian/UMNO laws!…they getaway with murder…

  4. #4 by dagen on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 9:09 am

    That gani guy undermining the whole issue? Again? Oh he hasnt got the gall or the ball to do that. Not without umno’s ok and promise to keep him safe from harm and all possible adverse repercussions. Yes in other words, it is that same indemnity thingy mat zain spoke of in his open letter on the sex vid. Same old. Same old. Isnt it? Yeah?

    So lets face it. Eventually it will be umno who decides. Not the AG. I mean when it comes to cases involving opposition members or involving politics where losing is not an option, umno would call the shots. Umno would surely “kautim” (resolve) the whole thing in its favour, somehow. Perhaps that is democracy with asian values. And mind you. “Kautim” is not an easy task for it involves sorting out many levels of, supposedly, professionals: namely, the police force, the AG and then the judiciary.

    Difficult though it may be, umno – under dr mamak – did it. Amazing. Mad. I say. And that is why most people including foreigners are of the view that umno is rotten to the core. And in fact umno IS rotten to its core. That is TRUE.

    The strange thing is this: Election after election umno somehow managed to garner that critical number of supports to stay in power. Not necessarily majority support but enough. Actually by pure vote count umno (well, bn) is out. Umno (bn) actually got less than 50% of all votes cast. However, umno was assisted greatly by the first past the post style of election. And of course umno took full advantage of this and gerrymandered to the fullest. So they clung on through thick and through thin.

    So far we dont see the mid east type of uprising against umno here. In the main this is because our opposition leaders are not the chest beating trouble maker type. Not nik aziz. Not LKS. Not karpal. Not LGE. Not anwar. Not nizar. In fact not a single one. The other main reason is because voters still have some faith in the election process. This is remarkable in the light of the extremely unfair (again, umno controlled and manipulated) election process. This process has got worse through the years as umno got more and more desperate. It is best than umno does not tamper with it any further. It is best that umno does not interfer with justice any more. The awesome power of the people can drown even the might of guns and cannons.

  5. #5 by dagen on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 9:53 am

    Read wot our neighbour has to say,

    ///The Jakarta Post

    Malaysia’s dirty politics reached a nadir last week when the local media reported on a new video featuring a man who looked like former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim having sex with a prostitute in a hotel room.

    Coming at a time when Anwar is battling sodomy charges in court, it makes you wonder just really how low can it go.

    The video was shown to a few journalists from the mainstream media who were selected and screened in a fashion worthy of a cloak-and-dagger novel.

    The government-controlled media, which have played a key role in previous campaigns to discredit Anwar, violated every known ethical practice of journalism by providing graphic reports of the alleged “sex sojourn” without verifying the identities of the video’s subjects.

    Typically, the source of the video was not disclosed, evoking the popular Indonesian (and Malay) saying lempar batu sembunyi tangan, which means “throw the rock, hide your hand”. No one took responsibility for screening the video, but the mainstream media played along and reported what their journalists saw.

    Ever willing accomplices, the media broke one of the credos of journalism: Identify your sources, especially when making allegations as serious as this.

    The Malaysian media did not bother to identify the man in the video. The mere suggestion that man looked like Anwar Ibrahim was enough to cast doubt on Anwar’s credibility and integrity in the supposedly puritan yet hypocritical society. Truth and verification go out window when you are part of a propaganda machine.

    The media placed the onus on Anwar to disprove the claim, something which would likely keep him busy for the next several months or even years, certainly until the next general election.

    We have seen this before when Anwar was first sentenced to prison for sodomy, only to have the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction in 2004.

    Subsequently, new sodomy charges appeared and Anwar has been busy going to and from the courtroom.

    Sex, media and video conspiracies define Malaysian politics today. It gets dirtier all the time.///

    We are F-ed man!

  6. #6 by Cinapek on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 11:07 am

    Nazri, the defacto Law Minister has already laid the groundwork for getting these guys off scot free. He has said publicly that the Govt. might give these Datuk “T” protection purportedly under the Whistleblowers’ Act.

    This clearly indicates that this dirty scheme is backed by the Govt. Because the intention of the Whistleblowers Act is to give protection for those who gave confidential information to the Govt of wrongdoings whereas in this case, these perpetrators screened the video in public to INVITED guests, clearly indicating the evil intent of the act. It is not uncommon for the BN Govt to twist the interpretation for their own end just like the ISA, which was never for the purpose of detaining Opposition members with differing political views. If the Govt condones Nazri’s views it will set a dangerous trend and precedent for cases of entrapments, frameups etc and publicly screening them and then cry for protection under the Whistleblowers’ Act.

  7. #7 by Taikohtai on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 11:10 am

    And Nazri is trying to pre-empt charges against Datuk Threesome by invoking the Whistlerblowers Act. Malaysia has not only gone to the dogs but the whole BN is now nothing less than a third grade circus!

  8. #8 by k1980 on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 1:44 pm


    Our once peaceful society has been infiltrated by trash such as the little thambi and other psychos such as acid-throwers. These psychopaths should have their rambutans immersed in vats of acid to ensure that people realise that crime does not pay.

  9. #9 by monsterball on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 - 4:35 pm

    Hisham sueing Anwar accusing him have a hand together with Nutty and Dottie.
    Azmin sueing Hisham for limiting Anwar’s talk to 15 minutes.
    Money money money stolen
    Must be funny in Mamak’s world.
    Laugh and enjoy and one day..all stolen money will bury all alive.
    Mamak drinking Milo and soft food..like living dead.
    you think that’s great living for a Devil?

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