Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PAS may review ties if video is authentic

PETALING JAYA: PAS may re- evaluate its political ties with a high-ranking opposition leader if the sex video is authentic.

PAS ulama council chief Datuk Harun Taib said if the video was authentic, the party certainly did not want to be associated with the politician.

“This is a serious matter as it involves the morality of a leader.

“If it (allegations of sexual promiscuity) is true, we have to re-evaluate our political ties,” he said yesterday.

Harun, however, said that he could not make any further comments because the authenticity of the video had yet to be ascertained.

Outspoken PKR leader Badrul Hisham Shaharin, who is known as che'GuBard, said if the politician was really involved in the scandal he should quietly step down.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders denied that the man in a sex video shown to journalists was Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution challenged the mysterious “Datuk T” to reveal himself.

“Who is this “Datuk T”? We cannot just respond to any Tom, Dick or Harry. There needs to be some credibility,” Saifuddin said.

PKR’s Batu MP Tian Chua, in his tweet, described the “special viewing of a doctored video of Anwar Ibrahim” to the media as a desperate tactic by Barisan Nasional to distract the debate from policies and governance ahead of the Sarawak polls.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim also questioned the timing of the tape’s release after the announcement of the dissolution of the Sarawak legislative assembly.

“Dirty politics is quite disgusting. The work that we do is for the benefit of the people,” he said at a press conference at the Shah Alam Convention Centre.

He said it would be sad for Malaysia if the tape was an attempt at political assassination.

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