Umno blogs use sex video to attack Customs ahead of Sarbaini verdict

(The Malaysian Insider) – KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Umno-linked blogs have released a sex video in an apparent attempt to tarnish the reputation of Customs officers ahead of Monday’s verdict in the inquest into the death of Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamed.

The video — which appears to have been secretly recorded — shows a Malay man engaging in sex with a Caucasian woman in what looks like a hotel room.

Umno-linked blog was the first to release the video, claiming the man in the recording was a Customs officer while suggesting the woman was a Russian prostitute.

The man in the video is not named, but the blogger links the recording, which is titled “Pegawai Kastam Yang Terlampau,” to the senior Customs officer’s death while in the custody of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) earlier this year.

The blogger also echoes the position of the MACC and its lawyer Datuk Seri Shafee Muhamad Shafee Abdullah during the Ahmad Sarbaini inquest.

Ahmad Sarbaini, the Selangor Customs assistant director, is believed to have fallen from the third-floor pantry of the MACC office in Jalan Cochrane here on April 6 and landed on the badminton court on the first floor.

Ahmad Sarbaini’s case is seen as high profile as it was the second death involving a person under the MACC’s care.

Teoh Beng Hock Teoh, a DAP political aide, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth-floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he was questioned overnight by MACC officers at their then-Selangor headquarters.

Shafee had argued during the inquest that there had been no evidence presented to suggest either homicide or foul play, as claimed by Ahmad Sarbaini’s family.

The lawyer said that there was also compelling evidence that Ahmad Sarbaini had climbed out of the window, from which he is believed to have fallen, on his own.

The release of the video that is being linked to the Customs Department comes after Ahmad Sarbaini’s widow released a statement on Raja Petra Kamarudin’s Malaysia Today website claiming that Shafee and the MACC had defamed her husband.