Cops now say Omega watch 'not an issue'

The police say that their investigations into the Carcosa sex video relates to the offence of distributing obscene material, and stresses that the owner of the controversial Omega watch is “not an issue”.

NONE“The identity of the owner of the watch (submitted as evidence by Shazryl Eskay Abdullah) is not an issue (in completing the investigation), what is important in the investigations is who is the one responsible for screening the video,” said Deputy CID chief Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

“We will just wait... we cannot force them (the watch vendor) to give us information on who the purchaser of the watch is,” he added.

The police said they have completed its investigation into the sex video featuring a man resembling an opposition leader.     

Acryl Sani said police were investigating the case under the Penal Code for the distribution of obscene material.     

Investigation papers would be submitted to the Attorney-General's (AG) Chambers anytime now, he added.     

"It's up to the AG to take action. If we need to re-investigate anything, we will do so," he told Bernama when contacted. 

Company's onus to reveal owner   

On whether police had received any feedback from the distributor of an Omega watch said to be recovered from the place where the alleged sex act took place, Acryl said police had no power to force the company to reveal the identity of the watch's owner.     

NONE"Let's just wait. We cannot force them to provide information about who is the owner of the watch," he said.

Businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik and Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim, collectively known as the Datuk T trio, said they had handed over the watch, allegedly taken from the room where the sex act was recorded, to the police along with the sex video.     

At a news conference previously, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was asked about his watch, said it was being kept by his wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.     

Anwar had lodged a police report denying that he was the man in the video.

'Anwar, sue Datuk T, Raja Petra'

Meanwhile, a Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanahair (Kita) leader has challenged Anwar to sue 'Datuk T' and Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

Kedah Kita chairperson Zamil Ibrahim said the opposition leader had right to sue them if he felt that he had been slandered.

"I think he (Anwar) is thinking about it. Suing people is nothing new to Anwar," he told Bernama when contacted today.

Three people who called themselves 'Datuk T' had handed a sex video allegedly involving an opposition leader and an Omega watch to the police.

Raja Petra said in a TV3 interview that his statutory declaration in connection with the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu was based on information and demands from several individuals who wanted to prevent Najib Abdul Razak from becoming prime minister.

- Bernama 

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