No evidence ‘Miri porn’ is local, say cops


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Oct 2003

BY STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: The actors and actresses featured in pornographic VCDs with titles associated with Miri town may not be of local origin and there is a possibility the sexual acts were not even filmed in Miri, Sarawak police said yesterday. 

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Abdul Razak Hassan said there was no conclusive evidence as yet to suggest that the movies were produced in Malaysia or that they were produced using local “talent.” 

“We are studying the contents very closely. We cannot say for certain those featured in the films were natives. 

“It is very difficult to ascertain that these acts were filmed in Miri. It is unfair to jump to conclusions that these (sexual acts and filming them) were done by Sarawakians or Malaysians,” he said. 

SAC Razak, who was here to attend a briefing on crime prevention chaired by Miri MP Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, was asked to comment on the discovery of pornographic VCDs with such titles as Welcome to Miri and Oil Town Sex 2003, which supposedly featured people who looked like locals. 

Miri OCPD Asst Comm Ambrose Chung said the police have not discounted the possibility that outsiders were involved in making the film and that Miri might not be the place featured. 

 

He lambasted a local newspaper for claiming that such movies were “made in Miri” porn and for associating them with particular ethnic groups. 

 

“These movies could have come from any sources and distributed here using local titles,” he said. 

 

ACP Chung said police have raided several shopping centres based on public information and arrested a businessman for possessing and selling obscene discs, but these VCDs featured neither locals nor scenes from Miri.  

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