Caught in the actNaked woman filmed doing ear-squats in front of woman copB. Suresh Ram and Charles Ramendran
KUALA LUMPUR: A 71-second video clip shown to two government ministers and several members of Parliament left them speechless and stunned.
The clip shows a naked woman in a locker room doing ear-squats in front of a woman in police uniform.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Azmi Khalid, who watched the video, said such an incident should not have occurred and if it does involve police personnel it amounts to police abuse.
He is confident the police will investigate and get to the bottom of the matter, with the force's top brass paying particular attention to the matter.
However, there is no indication as to which police station or police personnel was involved, and this is something which has to be ascertained, said Azmi.
The clip, received by Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) format, is believed to have been widely circulated among the public who use the latest generation of handphones with MMS features.
Kok showed the clip, stored in her notebook, to several MPs, ministers as well as reporters in the Parliament lobby yesterday.
Chinese daily China Press published two frames from the video on its front page yesterday. It said a businessman had received the images on his bluetooth-enabled handphone and handed it to the newspaper on Tuesday night.
It also reported that a reader passed the clip to its office in Seremban on Wednesday afternoon. The paper showed the clip to a police officer.
Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said he will forward the video clip to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. He will also bring it up to the cabinet meeting next week.
"If it did happen, then it's embarrassing ... it's shameful," he said.
Nazri said proper procedures must be followed if the police think it is necessary to strip someone.
Meanwhile, Kok said she believes that the woman in the video was not one of three Chinese nationals who accused Petaling Jaya police personnel of abuse.
"What I want to ask is whether it is a standard practice for the police to make detainees strip naked and to do ear squats?" she said.
There was more excitement in the Parliament building yesterday afternoon when two police officers from the Petaling Jaya station arrived at the press room to view the clip which was recorded by a TV3 crew.
The police officers, however, declined to speak to reporters. to PJ police chief ACP Mohd Hazam Abdul Halim lodged a police report over the video.
This was confirmed by Selangor CPO Deputy Comm. Datuk Yahaya Udin.
He said the report will be investigated by the district police to identify the policewoman in the video clip.
Police will determine if the images were genuine or had been doctored, he said.
Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) said the recent incidents involving police personnel would only undermine the credibility of the force in the eyes of the public.
"Whatever good that was brought about by the Police Royal Commission Report has come to nought," he said, adding that such abuse must be stopped and an investigation conducted.
What now? More silly things out from the can. Top terrorists now this! Shame! Shame! Shame! Will there be an end? I dont think so. A police man wants to sue a student for reporting him to the ACA. Though the Cabinet had directed him not to file charges on the student he went ahead. He should sue the ACA if he wants to clear his name. I think he should be dismissed from his job for not following orders of the Cabinet.