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Tuesday November 28, 2006

It’s not us, say MP and senator


PETALING JAYA: A Member of Parliament and a senator have claimed that a negative image of a photograph of a couple posted on the Internet is not of them, saying that it was a malicious attempt to discredit them. 

Dr Rahman: ‘It is definitely a superimposed picture. I have no involvement with her’
Gombak MP Datuk Dr Rahman Ismail and Senator Datin Paduka Norhayati Onn Ismail, said in separate interviews that they had never taken any pictures together. 

They were contacted as the converted image of the negative bears some resemblance to the MP and the senator. 

The negative image of the photograph, appears with an article, posted on the blogsite of Selangor opposition chief Teng Chang Khim.  

It showed a woman with her head on the man's chest. 

Teng said he put the photograph up as he felt that the public had a right to know since the two were political leaders and subject to public scrutiny. 

When contacted, Teng said he had received several photographs of the two through e-mail. He believed the photographs had been widely circulated before they got to him. 

Norhayati: ‘I have nothing going on with him and I do not know how the picture could have surfaced’
When contacted, Dr Rahman said the photograph on Teng’s blogsite was “certainly a fake one.” 

“It is definitely a superimposed picture. I have no involvement with her. Neither have I had any pictures taken with her, nor are we having an affair. 

“This is certainly a deed done with a bad motive,” he said. Asked if he would lodge a police report on the matter, Dr Rahman said he would be consulting his lawyer. 

Norhayati, who was in China when contacted, expressed shock that such a photograph existed. 

“I do not know anything about it. I have nothing going on with him and I do not know how the picture could have surfaced,” she said.  

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