Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 27th April 2011:
Deputy IGP not doing image of police any good with his threat to “expose sex video performer” when public are aghast the three “Datuk Ts” have not been charged in court for various crimes they had publicly confessed
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar is not doing the image of the police any good with his threat yesterday to “expose” the Carcosa sex video performer.
The Malaysian public are outraged and aghast that after more than a month, the trio of “Datuk T”, namely former Malacca Chief Minister Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Cik, Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Datuk Shuib Lazim have not been charged in court for various crimes for the Carcosa sex video public screening on March 21, which they had confessed also more than a month ago, and yet, the most serious matter occupying the minds of the police is to “expose the sex video performer”!
Who are the police really serving – the Malaysian nation and public by punishing crimes and upholding the rule of law or the Barisan Nasional/UMNO political masters to dance to their latest tune to use the police to plumb to the lowest dregs of gutter politics in the history of Malaysia?
If the latter, I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of the police officers and rank-and-file will recoil and feel thoroughly ashamed because it further besmirches the independence, image, professionalism, integrity and reputation of the Royal Malaysian Police Force when the most pressing and urgent challenge facing the Malaysian police is to restore public confidence in its independence, integrity and professionalism after the worst blot on police reputation and the “blackest” chapter in police history – the Anwar Ibrahim “black eye” episode in Bukit Aman in 1998!
The Carcosa sex video caper had been timed to wreak the worst possible damage against Pakatan Rakyat and the Parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the 10th Sarawak general elections – but the 416 Sarawak election results showed that its effect was virtually nil or Sarawak Barisan Nasional would not have suffered its worst Sarawak election results despite the six-day campaign by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the entire Cabinet!
There are UMNO/BN elements who want to play “political games” with the Carcosa sex tape but why should the Police compromise its image and reputation by descending so low as to be co-opted into the cast of UMNO/BN theatrics against Pakatan Rakyat and Anwar Ibrahim?
Two questions confronting all right-thinking Malaysians are:
Former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Division (CID) chief, Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, who had proven himself to be a honest and honourable police officer fiercely loyal to Malaysian national interests, and who was subsequently victimised in his police career for his professional investigation into the Anwar Ibrahim “black eye” episode, has revealed that another Alleged Anwar Sex Tape2 had surfaced 12 years ago in 1999 to impugn Anwar’s character and reputation.
Zain had asked the Police to widen its investigations into the Carcosa sex video to ascertain whether there are any possible links between the two Alleged Anwar Sex Tapes separated by 12 years, together with seven specific questions, and posing the pertinent issue whether the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail can be trusted to discharge his duties professionally because of his past involvements in various anti-Anwar episodes.
Why is there total silence from the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar and the Deputy IGP in the past 10 days to Zain’s Open Letter to the IGP dated 18th April 2011 when the duo are so prepared to comment on various matters under the sun?
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor