[Politics] Don’t know which is worse:

Blaming the victim or that this happened (two separate news, both equally sickening).

And then you have stupid, stupid news like these:

Cops probes Soi Lek for alleged oral sex

OI YOU GUYS GOT TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR FREE HANDS KA? CAN YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT CRIME RATE IN MALAYSIA?

Article reprinted below:

One year after Dr Chua Soi Lek’s DVD scandal led to his resignation from party and government posts, the MCA deputy chief is now being investigated for allegedly committing oral sex.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Hasnan Hassan, when contacted by Malaysiakini today, said that the police is investigating the sex DVD under section 377(A) of the Penal Code.

Section 377(A) covers carnal intercourse against the order of nature, which states that “a person who has sexual connection with another person by the introduction of the penis into the anus or mouth of the other person is said to committed carnal intercourse against the order of nature.”

The punishment, if found guilty, is imprisonment for up to 20 years, as well as whipping.

Hasnan said that the police are also going after those who distributed the sex DVD and this will be done under section 292 of the Penal Code, which covers the distribution of pornography.

In connection with the investigation, Chua gave a statement at the district police headquarters at Petaling Jaya at 10.30am today.

When confronted by reporters, he refused to comment on the matter. He merely said he was “visiting an old friend”.

However, in a four-paragraph statement issued in the afternoon, Chua, 61, said he went to the police station “to identify a tape following a police report lodged by a resident of Petaling Jaya recently”.

“I told the police it is the same tape as I have identified in January last year… I will give my fullest cooperation to the police,” he said.

He also said that there was an attempt by some quarters to revive the sex tape to continue “to discredit me, to threaten and cow me into silence”.

Rumours have been circulating that Chua’s faction will call for an extraordinary general meeting of MCA to remove president Ong Tee Keat through a vote of no-confidence.

It is believed that the redistribution of the DVD is being seen as a way of keeping Chua at bay.

Resident receives DVD in mailbox

The sex scandal resurfaced on Feb 10 after a Kelana Jaya resident discovered in his mailbox an envelope containing a DVD and a letter.

The letter instructed the recipient to lodge a police report after watching the video.

Upon watching the DVD, the resident realised that the DVD was a pornographic video and proceeded to make the police report.

The video, which features a couple having sex in a hotel suite, first emerged in Johor in December 2007.

After initial denials and media speculation, Chua admitted to being the man in the video on Jan 1, 2008, and thereafter resigned from all his posts, including that of health minister and vice-president of MCA.

Although he staged a comeback last October to win the post of deputy president of MCA, it is believed that he will not be able to resume a ministerial post because of his tainted past.

“I am sure that there are many people who are afraid of the reshuffle in MCA, and they are the ones who will want to sabotage my career by reminding the public of my past mistakes,” Chua told a Chinese daily.

2 Responses

  1. Ronald February 23, 2009 / 10:18 PM

    About the part when they blame the victim, I must generalize that it’s pretty common for Malay men to blame women for everything. Cowards, if you ask me. Still, it’s a generalization, so don’t take it to heart, you Malays.

    Geminianeyes: It’s a large section of the population, but Malaysia on a whole has a very chauvinistic attitude. However, your comment reminded me of this article. JAKIM is the federal department in charge of Islamic Affairs in the country. Scroll down for the male-oriented comment.

  2. Ronald February 24, 2009 / 8:02 AM

    Sigh…I have nothing left to say about men who blame women for their own weakness. I guess this is really the part that is true when they say men are weaker sex.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but is it just the Islamic bigots, or the Islamic religion itself seemed to be convincingly chauvinistic?

    Geminianeyes: The bigots definitely. When one examines the spirit of the Islamic law, it’s actually very gender-neutral. The law concerning inheritance, for example, is meant to protect the widows; the brother/son who took the lion’s share of the inheritance is supposed to take in his father’s/brother’s family and care for them till they reach the age of majority/marry.

    The infamous 4 witnesses needed to prosecute the rape doesn’t mean the 4 men had to be there to watch her getting raped; they’re to profess that she’s a woman of good standing and thus would consent to no such thing, or in this day and age, the doctors who attended to her after the rape.

    There’s been selective interpretation, and that’s the really sickening part of it all.

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