KUALA LUMPUR: Police were already investigating the video clip showing a naked woman doing ear squats in front of another woman in uniform before it was exposed in Parliament.
MCA head of Public Service and Complaints Department Datuk Michael Chong said he received the video clip via MMS last Saturday.
I immediately called Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Yahaya Udin.
We met on Tuesday (Nov 22) and I showed him the clip and discussed what action should be taken, Chong said at his office yesterday.
Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman M. Jayabarathi was also at the meeting.
We were all shocked with what we saw, and Datuk Yahaya promised to investigate its source and authenticity.
He informed me on Wednesday that police were close to finding the culprits, Chong said.
On Thursday, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok showed the clip to ministers, MPs and the media at Parliament House.
Asked why he did not hold a press conference on the matter, Chong said it was not his way of doing things.
I cannot be 100% sure and put the blame on the police just because of a video clip. I have to check both sides, and if it is true then action must be taken, he said.
I chose not to blow up the matter as the image of the police force had already been tarnished. By releasing it to the press, the whole force would be demoralised.
All that matters to me was to get the culprit punished.
This is not to say that Teresa Kok was wrong in what she did. It is just that we have different ways of solving problems, he added.
Chong said in such a situation, Malaysia would come out looking better in the eyes of the world by taking action to correct mistakes.