Sex video genuine in Anwar case: Malaysian police
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Last Updated: Friday, April 01, 2011, 19:31
Kuala Lumpur: A sex video allegedly featuring Malaysia's leading opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is not doctored, the police has ruled after analysis by experts, but has refused to confirm the identity of the person in the secretly filmed tape.

Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar said the video was found to be genuine by experts who have handed over the full report on the video to the police but refused to elaborate further.

"The most important thing is that we have received the report and we know it is genuine," he told a press conference here.

However, the police chief refused to reveal the identity of the person featured in video, which some people have alleged is Ibrahim.

The leader of the opposition alliance, 62-year-old Ibrahim, embroiled in a sodomy trial, had immediately denied he was the person in the video after reports said that the unidentified person with a prostitute resembled him.

He also filed a police report over the video. Ismail said police were expected to hand over the investigation papers to the Attorney-General soon for further action.

Ismail said police had recorded statements from all parties involved in the screening of the sex video to the media.

"We called in everyone to have their statements recorded, including media representatives who watched the sex video," he said.

More than 20 newsmen were called to Carcosa Seri Negara, a colonial style botique hotel, here on March 21 to view the controversial video that has intrigued the nation.

The 22-minute video was revealed by former Malacca chief minister Rahim Tamby Chik and two others.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that no one had been arrested over the video and investigation was on based on opposition leader Ibrahim's police report. Asked why the three men who had shown the video to the journalists were not arrested, Hishammuddin said he did not know but added that if it warranted an arrest, the police would arrest them.


First Published: Friday, April 01, 2011, 19:31

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