By Peter Sibon
KUCHING, July 19: The current political imbroglio in Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s top leadership has reflected badly on the party and Pakatan Harapan (PH) as a whole.
While the new administration had wanted to bring the country to the next level of development and progress, the opposite has taken place politically, opined Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing.
He was commenting on the current spate between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali over a slew of gay sex videos that went viral, which implied the latter.
“The current ‘topsy-turvy’ in Malaysian politics is the result of politicians in Malaya’s ambition for political position by crawling and pushing each other through the sewerage of gutter politics.
“It’s a great shame and an embarrassment. If this what Malaysia Baru is all about, I feel ashamed,” Masing told DayakDaily today.
The Sarawak deputy chief minister described this chapter in Malaysian politics an embarassment to the country, since majority of the voters have picked Pakatan in the last general election.
This in particularly those who wanted to see the nation to be governed by honest, sincere and dedicated political leaders, he said.
“Politics is a tool to serve the people. Not a venue for political bickering nor is it an arena for those who wish to belittle each other,” Masing reiterated.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, in a statement yesterday, revealed that according to an analysis by CyberSecurity Malaysia, the video appeared to be genuine and authentic.
However, Abdul Hamid added that facial recognition against the identity of the two men alleged to be in the video returned negative results.
He also said that police investigation revealed that the spreading of the video was a political scheme led by a leader of a political party to smear Azmin’s reputation.
“The video was produced by certain quarters with a payment of hundreds of thousands of Ringgit,” he said. — DayakDaily