PETALING JAYA: Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik, who revealed himself to be part of the Datuk T trio, has called for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the sex video implicating Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He said this was necessary because the scandal involved “a top leader who is ambitious to be a national leader and the Malaysian Prime Minister.”
“This is the person who will determine the future of the country, the future of Malaysians and the status of Islam in the country,” he told a press conference at a hotel here yesterday.
Also present was businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, who also revealed himself to be a part of Datuk T.
The other is Perkasa treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim.
Rahim suggested that Opposition leaders, including PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang as well as leaders from Kita and Perkasa, be invited to sit in the RCI.
“We want NGOs and also the media to sit in the RCI.
“Let everyone see the truth.
“All political parties both Government and Opposition can be in the RCI,” he said.
He added that the person implicated could also choose his forensic team to be included.
Both Rahim and Eskay also said they would give their full cooperation to the police and the RCI.
On why they did not go to the police over the sex video, Eskay said they did not want the issue to be “spun into a conspiracy theory”.
He also claimed that he was there when Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul viewed the video.
“When Johari came in, I was there.
“He saw the tape and said it was him (Anwar),” said Eskay.
He claimed that Johari made certain demands for him (Johari) and six or seven other MPs who were with him at Flamingo Hotel after viewing the clip.
Eskay said he had reluctantly showed the video to Johari and only did so because Shuib was Johari's uncle.
Rahim said that when he heard that Johari made demands, he told the rest:
“If this is the kind of people they are, throw them out because we do not have to see them.”
Rahim said they did not need to convince them by giving in to their demands.
Meanwhile, three different groups staged peaceful demonstrations in Alor Setar, George Town and Kota Kinabalu urging the Government to set up an RCI over the scandal.
In Alor Setar, a group of about 100 people gathered in front of Masjid Zahir, calling for the setting up of the commission.
In George Town, members of several NGOs gathered for about 10 minutes in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, while in Kota Kinabalu, a group of about 30 people staged a demonstration for about 10 minutes near the Chong Thain Vun Park adjacent to the courthouse, calling for the setting up of the commission.
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