A video recording purportedly showing a senior Malay opposition leader having sex with a suspected prostitute, was screened in the MP's lounge in Parliament hours after being shown to members of the media earlier this morning.
Sources told The Malaysian Insider the video was played on a laptop belonging to a Parliament official, in the smoking area of the lounge, and seen by several Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers and reporters from an Umno-owned online news portal.
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has denied he is the man seen in a video having sex with an unidentified woman.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today that he was the man filmed having sex with a woman in a hotel room on February 21, and called the emergence of the video recording today a “scurrilous attack” against him, his family and Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
“Yes, I deny sternly this scurrilous attack, I categorically deny,” he told reporters this evening when asked point-blank if he was the man in the video recording.
He added that he was at home with his wife, Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, their children, grandchildren and members of his staff, on the night in question.
Anwar was speaking at a press conference called after a video recording showing a man resembling a senior Malay opposition leader having sex with a woman believed to be a prostitute from China emerged today.
“I was told the face in the video looked like me. However, the stomach of the man was much bigger than mine,” he said while showing reporters his abdomen.
The 21-minute-long recording was shown to members of the media this morning by a man who only identified himself as “Datuk T”.
“Datuk T” said that the February 21 video was from closed-circuit television camera recordings found in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur.
This evening, Anwar called the video an attempt to stunt the progress of PR and himself.
“Don’t drag the public and the country into this dirty politics. The media screening this morning was arranged in such a streamlined way that [it] must involve the top leadership of the country, that involved the Special Branch. I do not know who is ‘Datuk T’, who asked me and Azizah to resign. This shows clear political motive.”
He claimed the sex video had come as the sodomy charge against him was faltering
“I call for Pakatan Rakyat and the public in general not to be distracted by this new allegation but to concentrate on the battle in Sarawak so we can end the corrupt government of (Tan Sri) Abdul Taib Mahmud.” Read here for more
The group did not explicitly identify the man in the video, but its representative demanded that he quit politics. The Star newspaper said on its website that the man resembled "a top opposition leader." Speculation spread quickly on Twitter and blogs that the man was Anwar.
Anwar told a hastily called news conference Monday that it was not him. Read here more in Malaysiakini or HERE
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today that the police will not investigate an alleged sex video of a top opposition leader unless the person files a report.
“We cannot take any action unless a police report is made. Whoever was involved must be brave and answer, whoever who feels victimised must make a police report,” he told a press conference. “Whether or not it is an opposition leader, I don’t know. Whether it is genuine or fake, I also do not know. I have no seen it and may not see it,” Hishammuddin said at the police headquarters in Bukit Aman here today. Read here for more
Top opposition leader caught on sex tape?
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A video recording showing a man who resembles a senior Malay opposition leader having sex with a woman believed to be a foreign prostitute from China emerged today.
The 21-minute-long recording was shown to members of the media by a man who only identified himself as Datuk T.
He said that the February 21 video was from closed-circuit television camera recordings found in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur.
Datuk T said he wanted the media to watch the footage showing the politician before sending the copy to him and his wife “to identify the person in the video” a week from now.
“We don’t want to involve the government in any of this. If he and his wife do not resign, then we will call for an independent panel of NGOs to conduct a forensic investigation into the video,” he said after the video was screened.
The black-and-white video was shown in several parts, beginning with the politician, a woman with East Asian features, and another unidentified man in a hotel room.
The second part, recorded from four slightly different angles, showed the man receiving oral sex from the woman and then having sexual intercourse with her in several positions.
The sex acts lasted 17 minutes before the man exited to the right, which seemed to be where the bathroom was.
The woman, after wiping herself with some tissue, then rummaged through the politician’s belongings, fishing out what Datuk T said was an Omega watch.
Datuk T said the person who found the video, only identified in a statement as “the insider,” was instructed to head back to the hotel to look for the watch after the politician had left the hotel.
“Upon close inspection, I found four well-hidden CCTV cameras,” the insider was quoted as saying in a statement.
Datuk T also showed an Omega watch to reporters, claiming that it was the watch that had been reclaimed by his group of accomplices, who also did not identify themselves.