LETTER | The sex cum corruption scandal that has rocked the Pakatan Harapan government seems to have come to a dramatic turn, when the inspector-general of police made a statement related to it yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, he stated that the authentication of the video clips “will take time.” As for the investigation of this scandal, he said: “investigation paper will only be opened if we are confident that there were criminal elements.”
Observers of Malaysian politics over the decades should have no difficulty to interpret this to mean that this will be another 'NFA' (no further action). This is in line with what has always happened in the past under Umno rule when the ruling elite were entangled in scandals.
This IGP's statement stands in contrast with the tense atmosphere prevailing the day before, when Haziq, who confessed to being one of two men in the video clips, was arrested at the departure hall of KL International Airport for probe on four criminal offences.
Haziq was released on police bail after a day-long examination at Hospital Kuala Lumpur yesterday, with no travel restriction imposed on him.
Surely, Haziq must have thrown sufficient light on the police during his overnight custody to cause the transformation of its attitude over the case?
And interestingly, one also cannot help but recall Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s emphatic verdict that the video clips were fake, only hours after the breaking of such news.
Perhaps our police can learn a thing or two from our learned prime minister on his secret formula to decipher a fake video instantly?
As for the public who have been eagerly waiting to see how our law enforcers under the new government would conduct themselves over scandals involving the ruling elite – business as usual as in the Umno era, or no-nonsense uphold of rule of law, which has been frequently hanging on the lips of our prime minister with pride – I guess they have found the answer.
As for the curious, who are dying to know whether these video clips are showing the real stuff, I think they have also found the answer.
By the way, what about the alleged corruption with documentary evidence projected in the video clips? It seems to have been understandably forgotten, considering the sodomy part capturing all our undivided attention.
But, considering the fact that our MACC is also under the same political control, do we really expect that it will conduct itself any differently?
KIM QUEK is the author of the banned book ‘The March to Putrajaya’ and best seller ‘Where to, Malaysia?’
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