It’s Not A Scandal, And I Fucking Love Khir Toyo

I haven’t been blogging that regularly. After all, protecting my rice bowl is a million times more important than bitching about the same old politicians doing and saying the same old shit, as if they will ever learn.

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But today, something blog worthy came about. Today, politicians from both political divides finally agreed on something. I can’t for the life of me recall the last time most of them agreed on anything.

By now, you must have heard about the case where Selangor assemblyperson, Elizabeth Wong had her nude pictures circulated. Apparently, her pictures were of her sleeping naked, and taken without permission (and obviously distributed without permission).

The press and TV are having a field day, terming this as a “nude pic scandal”. I beg to differ. This is not a scandal, this is a crime. And the victim is a woman who has had her privacy violated in her own home, or certainly a place where she felt safe, since she was sleeping. I can only hope that the government-owned media do not paint the victim as the guilty one, but I can only expect papers like Utusan Malaysia to draw parallels to Chua Soi Lek’s case (which was actually a scandal) and call for her resignation.

And politicians from both BN and Pakatan have jointly condemned the person(s) who took the pictures and distributed them, in a rare show of solidarity:

Quotes from Malaysiakini:

Teresa Kok

I truly feel sad and sorry for (Wong) after she told me about it yesterday. I had a bad dream last night and I can understand how this kind of thing can haunt a woman. I urge the police to take this matter seriously and I hope the culprit can charged.

Nazri Aziz

I sympathise with the executive councillor, this thing should have not happened as she the people’s representative and she had been performing her duties.
Therefore, to foil what she has done for the community in this manner is not good. But I hope her spirits (remain strong) and she will not bother about what has happened.

Chew Mei Fun

We condemn the actions, firstly because the taking of photographs of body parts without their consent or knowledge is against the law and punishable under the Penal Code (Act 574).

Secondly, posting such pornographic materials in the public also constitutes a violation under the same Act.

Thirdly, any member of the public who circulates, distributes or passes on such photographs should also be condemned as this is tantamount to pornography, which is also illegal under the Malaysian law.

However, I will save the best for last. After all, this blog is called Malaysians Say The Darndest Things.

I present to you, no other than Khir Toyo, the opposition leader of the Selangor State Assembly, and also former Menteri Besar of Selangor:

From The Malaysian Insider:

KUALA LUMPUR, Fen 16 – Selangor Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo urged state executive councillor Elizabeth Wong to resign immediately after her nude photos were circulated.

Describing the scandal as embarrassing, Khir said Wong is no longer fit to remain as a member of the state administration or a lawmaker.

“This is about morality, whether the pictures were taken with or without consent is another matter, I cannot accept a lawmaker whose morality is questionable,” Khir told The Malaysian Insider.

“This is very embarrassing for the people of Selangor. This is about leadership, the people will not be able to accept this,” he added.

“In Barisan Nasional we asked Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek to resign after his video was circulated,” said the Sungai Panjang assemblyman, referring to the MCA deputy president who was forced to resign last year after his sex video was distributed to the public.

Khir added that the latest scandal was a reflection of PKR’s failure to provide good leadership and hoped that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would clean up the party.

“They have been talking about integrity and morality I also hope the Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid will take stern action against the assemblyman,” said the former Menteri Besar. “The longer they wait the worse the damage will be to the state.”

Holy shit. This crap coming from the mouth of Malaysia’s self-appointed top moral crusader. The same guy that got Teresa Kok stuffed into the ISA because he got his facts wrong. The same guy that denied the tearing down of Indian temples 3 days before Deepavali. If God had a wicked sense of humor, he would get someone to break into Khir’s house and take naked pictures of him and post them on ILoveGayMalaysians.com or something. Then we’ll see him resign in shame, eh?

And to compare the morality of a woman whose photos were secretly taken while sleeping, against a man who got caught doing the dirty deed with another woman who was not his wife. What the fuck?

Someone slap me, because I feel like I’m in a dream sequence where politicians say stupid things and get elected as UMNO Youth presidents. Oh wait, I’m not dreaming, I’m living in Malaysia.

And to Elizabeth Wong, you’re probably not reading this, but you have my support. I have been reading your blog for more than 2 years, and you were one of my role models when I started this blog to voice my grievances. Please don’t quit, and do not allow them such an easy victory, whoever they are. Ipoh people support each other right