Datuk T sex video - technical insights and rationale
Written by Kim Quek Thursday, 24 March 2011
This article was actually written yesterday, but upon completing the article,
I was stunned by the explosive news of the sudden appearance of the trio behind the sex video.
Concerned that my article might have been
overtaken by this sudden turn of events, I withheld its release yesterday.
However, upon a review of the latest events, I find that the technical
insights and rationale put forward therein are still valid and pertinent to
the issue at hand. I hence present my following article with the hope that
it will add to the understanding of this fast evolving drama.
There is one simple way to find out whether 'Datuk T's' pornographic video
showing a look-alike of Anwar Ibrahim is a hoax, and that is to go to Anwar's
face book from your own face book account and look for his entries at the
time when the video was supposed to be recorded, which is 10:23pm to 10:45pm
on Feb 21, 2011.
I just did that, and I found that anwar made entries on that day at 10:40pm,
10:49pm, 10:50pm, for which he received 9 comments, 17 comments, 8 comments
respectively. And thereafter, he made another 7 entries, up till 11:028pm.
The fact that Anwar was actually posting messages in face book at the
relevant time clearly indicates that Anwar couldn't have been doing what was
indicated in the video.
As jokingly exclaimed by Anwar during the press conference on Mar 21, hours
after the exposure of the video: How could he be carrying out the sex act
and typing on his computer at the same time? Obviously, 'Datuk T' had
neglected to look up Anwar's face book before he launched his pornographic
QUESTIONABLE TIME FRAME
Purely on a technical level, another question that puzzled me was: How could
so many acts be compressed into the purported duration of 22 minutes as
indicated in the video? Journalists who had viewed the video said that the
love-making part lasted 17 minutes. This means that within the remaining 5
minutes, the following events had to be completed:
a.. Anwar look-alike (Mr. X) walked into the room with the conductor who
gave instruction to the prostitute who was already waiting there. The
conductor left the room.
b.. The couple undressed.
c.. Woman went into the bathroom and took a bath, which should include
wiping dry with a towel (the undressing and bathroom part of the video was
skipped by 'Datuk T', but he said the woman took a bath).
a.. Mr.X wiped his lower part with tissue, and went into the bathroom to
clean himself, which presumably included washing and wiping dry with a
b.. Mr. X came out from the bathroom, dressed himself and walked off the
It should be obvious that when one tallies up the reasonable time allowed
for completing each of these events, the total will far exceed 5 minutes.
This conflict of time frames further undermines the credibility of the video
'Datuk T' said that the sex romp took place in a Spa which provides sex in
Will anyone believe that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim - who has been
subjected incessantly to all sorts of cruel and unjust political persecution
for the past 13 years, branded as enemy number one, for which the ruling
power has been desperate to see that he is politically annihilated - would
even condescend to walk into a place of such disrepute at the peak hours,
where he would be instantly recognized by almost everyone present there, not
to mention having sex with a prostitute in the same place? Haven't 'Datuk T'
and the plotters behind him overstretched their imagination, if they think
the people would swallow such a story?
'Datuk T' also claimed that Anwar sent him to the room to look for his lost
If Anwar had patronized a prostitute in the room, would he be so foolish as
to send someone to the room to look for his watch? Wouldn't that stupid act
amount to a virtual confession to others what misdeed he had done there?
And wouldn't that confession spell the end of his political career? Who
will believe that Anwar would value the watch more than his family, his
political career and the destiny of his country and his people?
Despite the indefatigable effort of the ruling power to fix Anwar all these
years, has it produced an iota of evidence of his political or moral
misconduct, such as corruption, abuse of power, religious or moral sins?
If Anwar has shown none of these weaknesses, why should Malaysians believe
'Datuk T' in preference over Anwar, when what the former has displayed so
far is nothing but crass acts of character assassination that serves the
evil design of his political masters?