NGO condemns use of gay sex clip to ruin an individual

David Hii Chin Loung

KUCHING, June 12: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) said that a gay sex clip, allegedly featuring a federal minister, that went viral yesterday ought to be condemned as it is a case of using ‘dirty politics’ to destroy an individual.

SPA secretary David Hii Chin Loung lamented that Malaysians were no stranger to ‘negative campaigning’ or more commonly known as ‘dirty politics’, which has been used on many occasions to diminish a person’s character.

“We do not condone such actions, and we condemn such methods entirely,” he said in a press statement today.

“Malaysia needs to move forward through ‘positive campaigning’, which is a strategy focused on the politician’s perceived positive attitude and policies.”

Pictures and videos showing two men getting intimate with each other were shared through WhatsApp chat groups and other social media platforms since early yesterday morning.

Early this morning, an allegation was made by an individual identifying himself as Haziq Aziz on a Facebook page confessing that it was him in the alleged video.

Hii urged politicians to focus on the people and address problems faced by the majority of Malaysians still living in hardship and struggling to make ends meet.

“We can all agree that the incident that went viral will not benefit the people of Malaysia in any way.

“Regrettably, Malaysia has faced her fair share of scandals over the last few years. Do we want to assist in the dissemination of another scandal that may affect a person’s character and morality without it being proven through a proper process of the rule of law?” he asked.

SPA, thus, urged the immediate cease and desist of circulating the videos, photographs and speculation.

“We must have faith in the authorities and let them conduct a thorough investigation first,” he said.

However, Hii also pointed out that the allegations made by Haziq this morning pertaining to the alleged corruption could not be ignored in view of public interest.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, he reminded, had pledged that it is committed to fighting corruption and cleansing Malaysia from corruption.

“SPA calls on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct a thorough investigation of the allegation, which implicated a minister,” he urged.

He also referred to a recent move by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in exercising his privilege without consulting the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to appoint MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya.

“Malaysians will now bear witness to her first real test in her capacity as the MACC chief commissioner,” he said. — DayakDaily