Friday, March 25, 2011

Fresh Developments In Video Case

March 25, 2011
Mahti suspected that Shazryl (left) was acting out of spite for Anwar. — file pic
KUANG, March 25 — A retired policeman claimed today that Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah had approached him to secure the services of ex-special action unit (UTK) officers, ostensibly for Monday’s screening of a sex video implicating Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mohamad Mahti Abdul Rahim, who was the late Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub’s bodyguard, said he had met the businessman last week.

“He asked me to help him find four former UTK officers. When he said it was to attack Datuk Seri Anwar, I told him I didn’t want to know anything at all,” he said.

Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik had admitted yesterday that Shazryl, Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim and himself were collectively the mysterious “Datuk T” behind the 21-minute sex video that was screened on Monday.

Mohamad Mahti, who had worked for the former domestic trade and consumer affairs minister for 18 years, said he did not want to be involved despite having known Shazryl since the 1990s.

“But now that all these accusations have happened, I feel I need to reveal the truth. Datuk Eskay is a Si Kitol,” he said, referring to the character in Malay history who betrayed the Sultan of Malacca to the Portuguese for his own benefit.

Anwar did not testify on Shazryl’s behalf in the latter’s RM20 million lawsuit.
Mohamad Mahti said that Shazryl had known Anwar since the latter was a minister in the 1990s.

He said that Shazryl was likely motivated by his anger at the opposition leader for not wanting to testify in a suit for an alleged RM20 million in commission he claimed was owed to him for securing the deal to build the “crooked bridge” from Singapore to Johor. “Whether this tape is real or not I don’t know, but this is a low and deceitful thing to do,” he said.

Mohamad Mahti said that he first met Shazryl when the latter was a physiotherapist for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in the 1990s.

“Datuk Megat had a muscle tear and Shazryl was recommended to me, so I introduced him to Datuk Megat,” he explained.

“But when Datuk Megat had cancer and even when he passed away, Eskay never once visited him,” he said.

He said that Shazryl now operated five fertiliser factories in Thailand and had become close to Abdul Rahim because he was the chairman of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) and Shuib because he was the father-in-law of Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

“He is also trying to get close to Felcra chairman Datuk Tajuddin Rahman so that he can secure deals to sell the fertiliser,” he said.

“I am available if the police or even the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission want to question me. If Eskay wants to sue me, go ahead. I have no worries,” he said.

He added that he was not being asked by anyone to make these claims, pointing out that “if I was paid, we would hold the press conference in an air-conditioned hotel.”

Mohamad Mahti was also a witness in Shazryl’s RM20 million suit, where he testified that Shazryl had received a letter from Megat Junid confirming the deal to build the RM460 million bridge, a project that has since been abandoned.

Shazryl and Abdul Rahim have been detained by police earlier today in relation to the sex video.

Anwar has denied that he is the man in the video, claiming that it is a political attack by Barisan Nasional.

The black-and-white video was allegedly taken on February 21 at a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur.

It begins with footage showing a man the trio claim to be Anwar, a woman with East Asian features and another unidentified man in the room.

The second part, recorded from four slightly different angles, showed the man receiving oral sex from the woman and then having sexual intercourse with her in several positions.

6 comments:

KC said...

90% it's a fake video !

The motive is obvious, to terminate Anwar political life.

IF it is a true video, they just need to circulate it in internet, then all Malaysian will get a copy & Anwar's political life will end.

This Dato T no need to waste so much time & effort to arrange so many press conference.

syukri said...

Just determine who it is and that should be it. If its him surely they know what to do, if its not him then they also know what to do.

No need to politicise and make it such a big hoo haa.

As a business blog and a somewhat objective at that I would expect you would say "get the truth out and decide" instead of copy & paste articles (if you can call it that) that is well all talk and blame everybody else except finding out who the fella who do it.

In short I expect your quest for the truth rather than it is being coloured by your preference.

Quite dissapointing really.

Salvatore_Dali said...

syukri,

its a personal blog that happens to talk finance n stuff that interest me .. i do not aim to be objective, you know very well, n my readers know very well where i stand politically, n proud of it

there is the truth, which may matter to some only, i am disgusted with the process, the villification n under the belt stuff

i dont really care if its the truth, so what ... go get a priest to be your leader then, i want a flawed leader just like me n everyone else who is willing to admit to that

victoria said...

To compare the person in video and anwar, we have to look for facial feautes, body structure, facial expressions, skin colour etc. and if it is superimposed on a moving video (which is quite tedious but can be done), the lighting angle, the focus etc
If it is high definition video, why in black and white? Because in black and white the skin color difference of the actor and real anwar will be obvious. In black and white video this factor is eliminated. One less factor to worry about. . . And the actor knows that the video is being setup in the beginning of the film. Which rational man would want video be taken ? Which ratinal celebrity will go to a cheap appartment? Frame by frame analysis can unearth the truth about the video.. whether it is true or not, the people who showed it to reporters committed contravened an existing law, in Penal Code section 292 and Film Censorship Act section 4 or 5. If a person finds a pornographic fild: he shoudl lodge a report with police and be the witness on how he got the video. In this case one of the trio is in the video? Knowingly recording private sex act with intend to distribute later? DP vijendran recorded his own videos for own pleasure. It leaked out and did not cause his downfall. It is the perjury he committed in his affidavit that caused his downfall. Chua Soi Lek's actions were videoed and distributed by unknown persons. He could not be charged because he did not know. Here , in the current video people who saw say the actor behaves as though he knows he is being recorded. That, is an offence and implied he has intend to distribute it later. We now have to wait for the actor's conscience to push him forward and admit that he was paid to act and impersonate another person.

tanhc said...

It is public knowledge and it is an open secret, I strongly believe, that this video is a fake.
Talk to any man/woman in the street and his/her answer is: What man, you think we Malaysians are all stupid dungoos are? You think we are 3-year-olds ah? Even school children can comment on the silliness of such a video. Know what a teenager said? Is Annuar so stupid that he could commit one sodomy act, go to jail for it, then after that, go on to commit another similar act, and even before the trial is finished, go and commit yet another sexual act and still wants to remain a politician?
Well, I would like to know what the average Malaysian IQ is.

jazzmutant said...

Personally, I don't care whether it was really Anwar in the video or not.
I understand that not all men are fortunate enough to have a beautiful wife who can still hold their fancy (case in point, Najib and Rosmah), failing that, at least an understanding wife who would let you take on another (as what happened in the Bung Mokhtar/Zizie marriage).
In the unfortunate cases, a hooker from the Orient will have to suffice