Kit Siang: Sex video scandal could derail New Malaysia agenda

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has expressed concern that the sex video scandal implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali could destroy the New Malaysia agenda.

He said the sex video scandal, which grabbed national headlines the past week, is Pakatan Harapan's greatest challenge since the 14th General Election.

"For four days, the country has been agog, haunted and hounded by the sex video implicating a minister, which demonstrates its potency to destroy the Pakatan coalition and derail the New Malaysia agenda.

"Pakatan leaders must unite to forge ahead and not to be derailed from the New Malaysia agenda," he said in his blog on Sunday (June 16).

The Iskandar Puteri MP said Malaysians must trust the police under newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Hamid Bador to carry out its duty independently, fairly and in a trustworthy manner to investigate the sex video scandal.

"This is why I advocate that the important principle must be re-established – that no one in Malaysia is above the law, whether (it is) the prime minister, cabinet minister, attorney general, inspector-general of police or other officers of the state."

At the same time, Lim said the focus of the next Parliamentary session in July 1 should be the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, not the sex video.

"Let us then make the July meeting a IPCMC Parliament by passing the IPCMC Bill next month so that the IPCMC can be set up – some 14 years after it was first mooted in 2005."

He added that the proposed IPCMC Bill should be made public to garner feedback for at least a week before it is debated in Parliament, in order to show that there is room for greater consultation with civil society.

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