Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:02
Azmin: Senior cop behind the Umno slander-Anwar lectures to teachersWritten by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
UPDATED PKR vice president Azmin Ali has exposed a top police officer, Senior Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rahman Ismail, as the man behind a series of defamatory lectures to teachers including the latest sex video conspiracy and sodomy accusations against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
"What this implies is clear for all to see. If there is no police or government involvement, why is this SAC giving lectures to teachers and telling them that Anwar is guilty," Azmin told a press conference on Tuesday.
Abdul Rahman is the assistant director for research and the secretariat of the police Special Branch at Bukit Aman.
The sex video scandal erupted in late March, the same day that the Sarawk legislative assembly had been dissolved to pave the way for the 10th state election where the Pakatan Rakyat had swept an unprecedented 15 seats despite the Anwar smear campaigns and huge electoral fraud.
Three Umno members, namely businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik and Perkasa treasurer Shuaib Lazim, have admitted to being the Datuk T trio which screened the video to a group of journalists and select PKR leaders.
Their purpose was to force Anwar and his wife PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to resign from politics.
Police told teachers Anwar was guilty
Anwar has accused the BN government of plotting the conspiracy to discredit him and the Pakatan ahead of the coming general elections.
According to Azmin, 4 seminars have been carried out so far involving 2,000 principals and teachers in Kelantan. Each school had been asked to send one principal and 8 teachers.
"Abdul Rahmah was not giving lectures on national security but was acting as a slander agent for Umno and elaborating on the sex and pornographic accusations thrown at Anwar and also with regard to the Memali incident," said Azmin.
"Abdul Rahman had also judged Anwar as a sodomist and a man who goes after prostitutes. Why is a senior officer involved in giving political lectures and repeating the cheap propaganda lies of the Umno-BN."
Distributing and screening pornographic material in public is a crime in Malaysia punishable with jail of up to 5 years. So far, despite the Datuk T's public confession, police have refused to arrest or charge them.
This has further compounded public suspicion of a conspiracy between the enforcement authorities and the Umno-BN, which has ruled Malaysia for the past 5 decades.