Anugerah skrin politik January 1, 2008Posted by elizabethwong in 1.
On the day news broke in the Malay and English media (snail’s-pace, compared to the Chinese media) about a Minister and his videotaped extra-curricula activities, it was reported that Malaysia’s fat bottom was resting too comfortably among the sediments of an international privacy rating.
Hardly anyone appeared interested in the latter, since most are caught up with the excitement, baying for the Minister’s blood. But is it anyone’s business what one does and who one does it with in the bedroom?
Here’s a checklist to evaluate the so-called scandal:-
- Was the act non-consensual?
- Was it under duress e.g. pressure and threats to keep one’s job, or to secure one’s livelihood or security?
- Was it a form of inducement e.g. in an employer-employee relationship which would result in benefits and advantages; or for political favours like good seat allocation, contracts, commissions etc.?
- Did the Minister used his job privileges e.g. to get a free or discounted hotel room, used ministerial facilities e.g. official car, or dug deep into the public coffers to pay for that hotel suite?
If the answers to the above are “Nays”, then it’s none of our blooming business.
The only *real* crime that had been committed was by those who put up those cameras in that room and then distributed the tapes.
So, no – I’m not going to be used by that MCA faction to condemn this man.
For the last time – No, I don’t have a copy of the DVD and no, I’m not going to get you a copy.