MP defends Anwar, shows how video could be faked
Lee Way Loon
Jun 24, 11
Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul today screened a video documentary of to disprove claims that sex video featuring a man who resembles Anwar Ibrahim could be faked.
At a press conference PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today, Johari said documentary was the result of 34 days of research and filming, which identifies certain portions of the sex video which disproves claims the man was indeed Anwar.
The video also showed how make-up artists could easily produce an Anwar look-alike.
To stress his point, the documentary shows how a Thai make-up artist could make Johari resemble popular Malay movie star P Ramlee.
“I look very different with P Ramlee, but after four hours work by make-up artist, this is how I look now,” he said, referring to his video.
“Is it possible that someone has the expertise to change a person look? This question has been answered when I arrived in Bangkok, ” said Johari.
“The man in the video is not Anwar. If it’s not Anwar, then it can be any other people because the art of cosmetics is very advanced these days.”
Pointing out discrepancies
Segments of the actual sex video, with vital bits censored, were also shown in the documentary.
Certain portion of the man’s body parts – chest, buttocks and belly – would be circled in red and compared to Anwar’s actual photograph to show the discrepancies.
Johari also points out that Anwar no longer wears glasses after his eye surgery while the person in the video did in the beginning of the clip.
The documentary has since been uploaded to Youtube while compact disc versions would be sold to explain these points to the public.
“I have no experts to back me. This is only my personal observations and we never accused anyone. We just want to offer an alternative to people,” he said.
Asked on the risk of screening portions of the sex video today, Johari said he will take full responsibility.
“I’m a leader, I left Umno, I stood in election, I watched the video and I took the responsibility to expose everything,” he said, adding that he was playing the “same game” as Datuk T.
He said that this method was better because an explanation in court would not reach the masses.
“After all, it is the rakyat who will judge,” he said.
Commenting on the light sentence against the Datuk T group, PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin accused the authorities for practising double standards.
“There was a bus driver charged with three years imprisonment for showing pornography to a female passenger, but Datuk T only got a fine,” said Shamsul, who is a trained lawyer.
The Datuk T group – a nickname for businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik, and former Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim – were fined between RM1,000 to RM3,000 over the screening.
Rahim told reporters later that despite pleading guilty to the charge, the Datuk T group was claiming a moral victory because they had exposed an evil person and hypocrite.
Anwar has maintained his innocence and claims that the proceedings today was part of a conspiracy to tarnish his image.