Malaysia

Police inspect location of sex video recording

March 25, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Police have inspected a hotel room in the federal capital said to be the location of a video recording of a sex act allegedly involving an opposition leader.

Federal police secretary, Deputy Commissioner Datuk Ghazali Md Amin, said the investigation at the scene was carried out together with a police forensic team after information as to its exact whereabouts was received.

“Two individuals were arrested yesterday but were then released on police bail ... we also obtained some items as evidence from them.

“One of the two involved also disclosed where the sex video recording took place,” he said in a statement, here, today.

Yesterday, former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik and businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah were interrogated for five hours at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman here and they also surrendered a video recording of a sex act between a man and a woman, and an Omega watch.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said police were trying to identify the individuals in the sex video.

He said a special team was investigating the case from various angles, including how the sex video came to be and the identity of the individuals in the video.

“The investigation has entered the third day now. We want to know what actually happened and will look into other related matters.

“So, the public should stop speculating and allow the police to carry out the investigation until it’s completed,” he said after attending the 204th Police Day celebration at the Police Training Centre, here, today.

Asked why the trio who exposed the sex video were not arrested, Ismail said “Based on what offence? If there is enough evidence to show that they have committed an offence, then we will take action in accordance with the law.

“Yesterday, we called two of them in for their statements to be recorded ... if we had arrested them without enough evidence, people will be laughing at the police.” — Bernama