It was reported in Star newspaper today, in HERE, that YB Karpal Singh rapped PAS Vice-President Salahuddin Ayub for supporting the call for a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the sex video implicating Opposition Leader YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
YB Karpal Singh also said “an RCI should only be set up for the purpose of looking into cases of national importance. Setting up RCIs for inconsequential matters is an insult to the king.”
YB Karpal Singh has extremely short memory of what he had uttered several days earlier. I know he loves playing politics but there must be a limit to it. If it was for the sake of political expediency that YB Karpal Singh had to take this stand then say so.
If the sex video is an ”inconsequential matter”: Why YB Karpal Singh saw it fit not to attend an ongoing criminal trial, wherein two Spanish witnesses’ expenses were paid for by the government, in the PJ Session Court in order to attend a press conference and call for the said sex video to be shown in Parliament? YB Karpal Singh was trying to turn Parliament into an inconsequential organisation by his call for the said sex video to be shown in Parliament!
I believed that YB Karpal Singh made the call because he had no choice due to his previous stand made some 20 years ago against YB D P Vijindran. at that material time, YB Karpal Singh had in his possession the sex video. He brought it into Parliament chambers and gave to the Speaker of the House of Parliament and demanded for a thorough investigation, RCI to be set up and actions to be taken against YB D P Vaijindran. He was also demanded for the resignation of YB D P Vijindran.
Now YB Karpal Singh should tell all Malaysians what was the outcome of the defamation suit filed against him by YB D P Vijindran. Did the court order him to pay damages in the sum of RM100,000 and cost amounting to a few hundred thousand Ringgit to YB D P Vijindran for all the allegations he had made?
YB Karpal Singh did not ask the police to investigate into him committing an offence then because of possessing a sex video tape. Now he has been demanding for the Datuk Ts to be charged for the same offence that he had committed. Why the double standard? Of course, the police should take whatever actions deemed necessary against Datuk Ts in this sex video episode and other important issues because a police report has been lodged by YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. If the sex video have been tempered with then actions should be taken against the conspirators. If the video is authentic then there is another issue of false police report for the police to consider.
I am extremely familiar with the calls for the setting up of RCI by YB Karpal Singh. I would have thought that he would be consistent enough to echo the same song in this video sex episode so as to clear the air and to prove CONSPIRACY against YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim whom he had at one time accused him, when he was the Deputy PM, of committing the acts of sodomy. He had also demanded that the Attorney-General to charge YB Datuk Seri Ibrahim for sodomy, in HERE.
YB Karpal Singh had in February 2009 stated publicly that YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was a liability to Pakatan and should step down as its leader, in HERE.
The sex video would have been “an inconsequential matter” had there be no denial and police report lodged YB Datuk Seri Awar Ibrahim on the matter and at the same time no accusation others of conspiracy against YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Therefore, there are now two important issues: CREDIBILITY AND INTEGRITY of YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim due to his immediate denial and police report and his many ALLEGATIONS OF CONSPIRACY against him. The two issues cannot be true at the same time!
If YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had admitted to be the actor in the sex video from day one then the matter would have been an inconsequential matter because the sex video did not involve abnormal sexual acts.
The glaring fact that YB Karpal Singh was demanding for the sex video to be shown in Parliament was evident of its national importance, as it has implicated the Opposition Leader, a God sent leader and a Prime Minister aspirant.
YB Karpal Singh is true to form, CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT. The “Lion” of Jelutong was still roaring with forked tongue, read HERE. YB Karpal Singh’s numerous inconsistent political stands had made many heads really PUSING!
In view of the above, I am in full support for the stand taken by YB Sallehuddin Ayub and the President of PAS Youth, who has earlier on called for the setting up of a royal commission of inquiry to investigate into the sex video implicating YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim .