Miri’s porn centre tag shocks Chin


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Oct 2003

BY STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: The authorities are outraged that Miri’s reputation has been tarnished by unscrupulous people who have portrayed this oil town as a centre for the production of pornographic movies in Sarawak. 

Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, who is Miri MP, said he was shocked to learn that Miri’s name had been used on the titles and covers of videocassettes and VCDs featuring men and women performing sexual acts. 

“This is outrageous and cannot be allowed to continue. The state government has worked very hard to prepare Miri to attain resort-city status by 2005. This sort of issue will be very damaging to Miri’s image,” he said yesterday in a telephone interview from Kuala Lumpur. 

The police, he said, must clamp down on these pornographic activities immediately. 

“Those involved in the production of the movies and those selling or distributing them must be arrested. I want the police to stop this nonsense now,” he said. 

Chin was reacting to widespread circulation over the past few days of pornographic movies with titles like Welcome to Miri and Oil-town Sex 2003, featuring sexual acts filmed in bedrooms and various other places. 

These videocassettes and VCDs are being duplicated and widely distributed by illegal traders out to make a fast buck. 

Chin said the authorities took a serious view of such activities, regardless of which town or city was being featured.  

“We are not just trying to protect the reputation of the town. It is not just a matter of image. It is a moral issue as well.  

“We don’t want our society to deteriorate in the social, religious or cultural sense, even as we strive to make Miri well known,” he stressed.  

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