A Perak Youth leader contacted by FMT admitted that he was aware of the video clip, where the prominent MIC leader engaged in sex acts with the sex worker in Thailand “some time ago”.
“At present, the video clip is stuck in the hands of the opposition,” he said, not wanting to be named.
“I spoke to the opposition party member who is in possession of the clip and he said that he would expose the video during the upcoming general election. This is because the MIC leader is keen to contest in a state seat in Perak,” he added.
He, however, admitted that he had yet to watch the video.
MIC is expected to contest in two parliamentary and four states seats in Perak.
“The leader embroiled in this controversy has held many positions at the state level. He is an old timer but insists that he wants to contest at the coming general election,” said the source.
The Youth leader also said that the particular leader was nearly caught red-handed a few years ago after allegations that he had an affair with his driver’s wife.
“However, he managed to escape from that scandal. It would be a major problem for the MIC if the video is released before the election. I hope the party top leadership looks into this matter seriously. Otherwise, the party would suffer an image crisis,” he added.
Contacted later, MIC secretary-general S Murugesan said he was in the dark about this matter.
“This is news to me. I will have to reserve my comments until we can obtain further information and more details regarding this so-called video,” he said.
Meanwhile, MIC communication and public relations chief S Vell Paari said the matter could be linked to internal rivalry.
“Accusations of sex scandals by both sides of the political divide has become the norm of Malaysian politics,” he said in a statement.
“Today FMT published a report that there exist a sex video involving a senior MIC official from Perak.
“Reading the story it clearly indicates that this current claim is nothing more than an internal rivalry within MIC to rid of competition in jostling for a seat for the coming general election,” he added. – FMT - B Nantha Kumar
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