Sex video: Are your hands tied by politicians, IGP?

Sex video: Are your hands tied by politicians, IGP?

PUCHONG: With the circulation of the viral gay sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali last month, there are a few things that we need to take note of.

Firstly, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had rejected the video saying it was fake. He also claimed it was a sinister plot to bring down Azmin.

This was before the police could even verify the authenticity of the video. Mahathir must have some occult powers to be able to know all this by himself.

While former PKR Santubong youth chief Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz had admitted being featured in the video, he had also fingered Azmin as the person he was having sex with in the video.

How did Azmin react to this? All he did was to dismiss the allegation. The police also merely recorded his statement in regards to the matter last month. That was it.

While Azmin received the kid’s glove treatment on the matter, Haziq received a more brutal fate for his confession.

Not only was he sacked from his government post at the Primary Industries Ministry, Haziq was also sacked from his party post.

Recently, the police arrested about nine people in regards to the dissemination of the sex video, including Haziq and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said that CyberSecurity Malaysia has declared the sex video as authentic but they could not verify the identity of the duo featured in the video.

Now, if anyone had noticed, there is a certain pattern to the whole fiasco.

The police and Mahathir himself seem to be more interested on who disseminated the video instead of identifying the duo featured in the video.

The case is also being investigated under Section 292 of the Penal Code that covers dissemination of obscene material and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act pertaining to the improper use of network facilities or network service.

So, in other words, it is all about shooting the messenger instead of investigating the message itself.

Abdul Hamid, by his own admission in an interview with RTM, said that he was under a lot pressure to identify the gay sex duo by the public and requested more time.

What is going on, Abdul Hamid? Are you being pressured to arrest those who disseminated the video instead of finding the truth about who the duo in the video are?

And are you sure CyberSecurity Malaysia could not identify the duo in the video? If that is the case, can you make CyberSecurity Malaysia’s actual report public for the everyone to see?

Just so you know, gay sex is an offence under Section 377A of the Penal Code which states any person who has sexual connection with another person by the introduction of the penis into the anus or mouth of the other person is said to commit carnal intercourse against the order of nature.

Under the law, those caught having unnatural sex can be whipped and jailed for 20 years.

Azmin should know this quite well. His party boss Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was convicted under this law for sodomy.

As for Abdul Hamid, it is getting obvious that the police force is going after those who are disseminating the video.

Nothing is wrong with that. However, the duo in the sex video should be identified as well.

Simple thing. Haziq has already admitted it was him in the video and claimed the other party was Azmin.

It is common sense. Haziq would surely know who is he having sex with. Makes sense, right?

And if the police cannot identify the duo, then why arrest Haziq in the first place? He himself had admitted that he was not involved in disseminating the video.

It is time the police find out who is featured in the video as well. Assuming CyberSecurity Malaysia could not do it, then get the help of foreign experts to do it.

Malaysia needs to know if their political leader, in this case Azmin, if he is a morally bankrupt leader or otherwise.

Abdul Hamid, do not let anyone pressure you on this matter. Act without fear and favour as you have promised when you took up the top job.

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