Video Sex Case: Rahim TC may escape prosecution


March 28, 2011

Video Sex Case: Thanks to A-G Gani Patail Rahim Thamby Chik may escape prosecution

by Clara Chooi @http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

A former senior police investigating officer said today that he did not expect Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik to be prosecuted over the sex video scandal because of the ultimate involvement of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as Attorney-General.

Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim also accused Abdul Gani of hijacking an investigation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1999 in order to conceal his role in “indemnifying” the former Malacca chief minister from being prosecuted for corruption.

The investigation, he explained, had been wrested from him and given instead to former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan, who was then an investigating officer.

Mat Zain added that the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) had already issued a recommendation for Abdul Rahim to be prosecuted for four counts of corruption — three under the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance and one for making a false Statutory Declaration, punishable under Section 193 of the Penal Code.

But according to a complaint by Anwar, then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, then Attorney-General Tan Sri Mokhtar Abdullah and Abdul Gani, who was then a senior deputy public prosecutor, had “indemnified” Abdul Rahim from prosecution in exchange for his resignation from all government and political posts.

Mat Zaid wrote in an open letter to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar today that he expected the police to handle the ongoing investigations on the sex video case in a professional manner, but expressed concern that Abdul Gani’s participation would eventually see Abdul Rahim walking away a free man again.

“I am fully confident that the police are able to carry out their responsibilities in a professional and impartial manner and will not be influenced by outside pressures.However, this investigation will later be handled by Abdul Gani as the Attorney-General. It is at this stage where it is expected that manipulation, fraud and forgery will occur, particularly when one is aware of how Abdul Gani and Musa  Hassan handled the other cases involving Anwar and Abdul Rahim,” he told the IGP in his letter.

Mat Zain said the matter had first reached his hands when Anwar had sent him a copy of the ACA report against Abdul Rahim along with a police report on August 20, 1999. The report, he explained, was classified as “official secrets” and explained that the agency had compiled enough evidence to prove a “prima facie” case against Abdul Rahim.

“The ACA report was validated by the prosecution division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers and signed by Abdul Gani who classified the document as ‘secret’.

“The documents were said to have been given to Anwar by the Attorney-General and/or Abdul Gani while Anwar was still the deputy prime minister,” he said.

Mat Zain explained that the A-G’s Chambers had wanted to classify the case under the Official Secrets Act 1972 while the police had suggested that the case be investigated under Section 2(1) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance on abuse of powers.

He added that an investigation against Abdul Rahim under the Emergency Ordinance would involve the recording of statements from Dr Mahathir, the late Mokhtar, Gani and other prominent leaders.

“But on August 28, I received a letter from the A-G’s Chambers addressed personally to me, specifically stating that the report Anwar lodged against Abdul Rahim would be investigated by Musa as Abdul Gani had supposedly lodged a report against Anwar for committing an offence under the Official Secrets Act,” said Mat Zain, referring to Anwar’s exposure of the ACA report.

“To be clearer, I can say that the report involving Abdul Rahim was hijacked by Musa Hassan from the hands of the CID,” he added. Mat Zain, however, stressed that he had never seen the report purportedly lodged by Abdul Gani.

“And never before has the A-G’s Chambers ever chosen its own investigating officer to investigate a police report,” he said.

Mat Zain also attached a copy of the A-G’s Chamber’s notice to him in his letter to Ismail. “The comparison that can be drawn from here is that when it comes to handling an investigation against Anwar, Abdul Gani and Musa are willing to do whatever it takes, including forcing a government servant to prepare false reports, fabricate DNA evidence, cheat and do anything that is against the law and against all logic in order to convict Anwar,” he charged.

Mat Zain, who was the investigating officer in the infamous 1998 “black-eye” case involving Anwar, has repeatedly accused Abdul Gani of being corrupt and having committed numerous offences to protect his position.

Among others, he has claimed that Abdul Gani had falsified evidence in the probe against Anwar for his first sodomy trial, including the DNA evidence.

“Now, although Musa has retired, but Abdul Gani is still the A-G. So when this sex video investigation reaches him, it can be expect what his stand will be, especially since this video is yet another clash between Abdul Rahim and Anwar,” he said.

Mat Zain stressed that he had no personal vendetta against Abdul Rahim but was concerned that the sex video case would see the former chief minister getting off scot-free, despite his admission to his involvement in the caper.

Abdul Rahim, along with businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay, had last week admitted to being behind the sex video allegedly featuring Anwar having sex with a foreign prostitute.Anwar has since denied being the man in the tape and has gone on a nationwide campaign to convince voters of his innocence.

Letter dated March 28, 2011 from Former Kuala Lumpur CID Chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim to IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar

(Please click on image below for a more readable copy of  the letter)

33 thoughts on “Video Sex Case: Rahim TC may escape prosecution

  1. Malaysia is not an Islamic State but it is a State in which Islam is the Religion of the State.If we stretch this a bit then all officials from the most senior to the most junior are equal befor the law.None of them can calim immunity.The most humble citizen has the right to file a complaint against the highest executive in the land. But when some one in position wants to complaint against a citizen he must get the approval of the courts.

  2. “Malaysia is not an Islamic State but it is a State in which Islam is the Religion of the State” Loyar Burok

    We can do without the intellectual masturbation.

    The word ‘state’ is nowhere to be found under Article 3 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution of 1957.

  3. Islam is not even the official religion of the federation. It is only the “religion of the federation” : Article 3 (1).

    If Islam is meant to be a state religion, Article 3 would have recited it. The absence or the non-use of the term “state” preceding the word “religion” in the aforesaid Article 3 is not without meaning.

  4. “If we stretch this a bit then all officials from the most senior to the most junior are equal befor the law” Loyar Burok

    There is no need to stretch anything.

    All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law: Article 8(1)

  5. “The most humble citizen has the right to file a complaint against the highest executive in the land. But when some one in position wants to complaint against a citizen he must get the approval of the courts.” Loyar Burok

    Unfortunately the Federal Malaysian Constitution of 1957 does not embody the same constitutional right as does the U.S. Constitution i.e. the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances: First Amendment.

    This speaks to the right of private prosecution. Over here in some states, state law allows the use of private attorneys to prosecute an individual alleged to have committed a crime.

  6. Forget about seeing anybody being prosecuted in this case. It is not going to happen. And it is not because of Gay Patel either.

    Those involved are not stupid. They must have done their cost-benefit analysis so to speak.

  7. Now Nazri said that Datuk T may be protected under the whistleblower act. So Dato’ Mat Zain is correct. Rahim will be off the hook again. I think I’m sick now.

  8. ” Islam is not even the official religion of the Federation. It is only the ” religion of the Federation”; article 3(1) – Bean @ 6.04 am , march 29th, 2011.

    Bean ,

    Yesterday , in an article titled ” Christians Inviting Trouble Over Alkitab Row says Muslim NGO’s ” the Malaysian Insider reported the following :

    Quote : ” … pressure and provocation will cause national political leaders to feel weak and on the losing end and will give in to whatever is asked for by the extremist groups without taking into account the POSITION OF ISLAM IN THE CONSTITUTION , HISTORY AND CULTURE ; .. provocation and continued breach against feelings and sentivities of Muslims will cause tension and invite the reaction from Muslim who are hard to control by anyone “.

    Reading this quote above , i think the Muslim NGO’s to whom this quote is attributed are confused . I think they think their kitab the AL Quran is the Malaysian Constitution!

    So just for the benefit of these NGO’s which include :

    1. Islamic Defenders Organisation ( Pembela );

    2. Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia ( ABIM ); and

    3. Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Society ( PPMM )

    and also for the benefit of the Christian groups and the Home ministry’s publication control and al quran text division and din’s followers here can you please share with us your thoughts on this please .

    Thank you

  9. In Malaysia, the incentive system is out of sync : the well connected crooks are protected. RTC of the Dato T fame is an UMNO man. Like all UMNO men, he is licensed to act with impunity. Non-UMNO men are persecuted and prosecuted. For example, the 6 Police Officers who exposed the link of former IGP Musa Hassan, a lapdog of the UMNO controlled government to an illegal loan syndicate are charged. Lawyer Rosli Dahlan was humiliated and then charged for defending his client. There is Teoh Beng Hock, Kugan and there are many stories which show that crime does pay. Why no action only KFA by the A-G? Is this so-called officer of the Law blameless? Perhaps Bad Ramon (what happened to Ramon Navaratnam, the defender of Gani Patail?) and Mr. Bean can answer this Q.

  10. Orang kampung,

    Dato Din is too polite. My answer is very simple: that is why are what you are–an ignoramus on the question of the Rule of Law. You have not understood this report by Clara Chooi of the Malaysian Insider. Read it again.

  11. Mr Bean,

    The Rule of Law under our Constitution applies equally from the highest to the lowest ; Afterall ” Constitutional Monarchy ” being constituted by and under due process of law, is equally subject to law, as much as ordinary common men are subjected to the same process. There is no distinction at least on the theoretical aspect.

    In practice however, it depends on WHO are the despots empowered to be the GUARDIANS of The Law : ” garbage in garbage out ” ( as the saying goes ) we insinuate in regard to the Computer ! Those brave & courageous ” guardians ” we witnessed just about a decade or so, have been weeded out, some treated with utter humiliation – So, what are we left with now ?

    I would like to quote Oliver Goldsmith who experienced this in his native England during his lifetime :

    ” WHILST THE LAW GRINDS THE POOR, THE

    RICH RULES THE LAW ….” (ie : the rich & powerfull )

    His lamentations eventually brought about great reforms in the legal history of Great Britain ( followed by many others )

  12. Khulta Singh Bhullar

    Rahim Thamby Chik is a leader of conscience. As a responsible citizen, he feels it is his right to expose to the people the misbehavior of a man who wants to be the PM of Malaysia.
    A leader must be of high moral standing.
    Islam dictates its followers to uphold amal maaruf and fight nahi mungkar.
    Protect the right and fight evil.

  13. If Rahim can be protected from a rape charge why shouldn’t he be protected from being in possession and screening of porn?
    UMNO faithful enjoy immunity.
    I am sure Datuk T, had obtained prior assurance of protection from the PM before they committed the offense.

  14. Nazri speaks again like an idiot. He says the trio will be protected under the Whistle Blowers Act.

    Hey Minister, under this Act one is protected if he reports a crime to the authorities. But the trio instead ‘reported’ the matter to the MEDIA and NOT to the authorities.
    Under the Act you make a written report to the police, MACC etc, and not a clandestine screening of a porn movie.

  15. Orang kampung,

    You must be kidding? If Rahim Thamby Chik is a leader of conscience, Adolf Hitler must be an angel then. A leader must be of high moral standing? That rules him out.

  16. If Richard Nixon is alive & live in Malaysia, he’d say

    THANK GOD! OR THANK GOD I AM A MALAYSIAN

    HAHAHAHA!

    Bean,
    Of course! Clinton got away with it & Chua Soi Lek would say…..Why can’t I be an American.
    Nixon should have stayed on as President if he has a foresight that Clinton got away with it

  17. There are clear signs of political interference in the Police investigation into this Datuk T (Datuk Tiga Suku) case. Dato Seri Nazri, the de facto Law Minister, opened his big mouth to say that Rahim Thamby Chik and his cohorts are protected under the Whistle Blowers Act. The truth be told: they want to get at Anwar Ibrahim and all those who stand in their way in Sarawak to regain power . Good Help Malaysia and Malaysians who still tolerate arrogance of power.

    People like orang kampung who is an UMNO lapdog deserve what they get. This kampung idiot thinks Rahim is a man of upright character, when, in fact, Rahim is a serial rapist of an underaged girl. What sense of value does this orang kampung have! You are right Abnizar and Mr Bean, Semper Fi and Kathy to be where you are now. Malaysia is a shitty place to be right now.

  18. ” Protect the right and fight evil “. – orang kampung

    Orang kompang ,

    That is exactly why we should throw the evil ones like en tamby and the rest of the datuk t gang and all the other wrong doers into jail. These are not whistle blowers – they are all wicked individuals . They have a history of wickedness just like most of those in UMNO- BN.

    They should all be locked up if not chased out like ben ali of tunisia .

  19. Eliot Richardson is a man of integrity whereas the Malaysian A-G, Gani Patail is a balochi of UMNO-BN. Integrity is Greek to Gani. He is known for his fabrication of evidence skills.

  20. To make it short and brief, the ruling elites/gomen just wanted to kill AI, for he is the force of the opposition. When they get rid of him, then beend will survive for ever and ever.
    So do not expect anyone who wanted to bring down AI will be prosecuted. This is the BOLEH LAND. Hurray

  21. When we allow monkeys to run the country this is the outcome. Never mind, keep voting them in every general election. There are several more monkeys waiting in the wing to take over.

    Btw, the Tamparuli tamu petai seller is just getting warmed up.

  22. “Malaysia is a shitty place …. ” kakrubi56as

    Malaysia is still a good place to live in and spend your golden years — despite of everything. The grass is always greener on the other side.

  23. Malaysiakini has an article titled :

    ” Catholic Bishop Speaks Out Against Sex Video “.

    It is written by t. netto. Unlike the mufti’s and the ministers we have , at least this bishop has ” balls ” and moral values . I stand with you SIR.

  24. Well, talking about our muftis, especially the mufti of muftis from Perak. His remarks and comments are being scripted by Umno. He’ll only speak when told to do so. Since the porn movie is purported to show DSAI at his worse, his silence is to be expected.

    The Catholic bishop is many light years ahead of him. What a shame…

  25. If and if RTC will ever be prosecuted the most he would get will be a minumum RM2K fine and that’s just fine. Case closed.

  26. Hey Orang Kampong, you must be the majority of UMNO GOONs that it’s ok for the your leaders to crucify and rape your daughters or siblings. Betul2 ‘bebal macam lembu’. Jadi jangan marah jika rakyat bukan Melayu mempunyai persepsi yang kurang menyenangkan terhadap Melayu- Bodoh, bebal, sombong, zero maruah,syok sendiri….

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