Nazri: ‘Datuk T’ may get legal shield
KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The “Datuk T” trio, who exposed the sex video implicating an opposition leader, will be protected under the Witness Protection Act and Whistleblower Act should the authorities feel they have a case.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the Acts could be used to protect the three individuals involved in making the video public.
“However, both Acts need not be used at the moment as no party has been prosecuted and the case is still under police investigation,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby today, when asked to comment on protection laws available to the three.
Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik, businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim, have admitted that they were part of the “Datuk T” trio responsible for keeping and screening the video to members of the media at Carcosa Seri Negara last week.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied that he was the man in the video and lodged a police report on the matter.
Following the revelation, the individuals also came forward for interrogation by Bukit Aman police and handed over the video and an Omega watch for further investigation.
Nazri said the matter did not only revolve around the law but also involved morals. — Bernama