Tuesday, March 26, 2013
PKR will not be intimidated by threats made by certain parties that they would be releasing sex videos allegedly involving the Permatang Pauh and Lembah Pantai MPs.
PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution told a press conference at the PKR headquarters here yesterday that some party members had watched the allegedly incriminating clips.
“A few of us were given previews of the alleged videos, which we believe are digitally manipulated.
“These accusations will not scare us. It will make us more determined to move forward in our political battle,” he said.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his daughter Nurul Izzah, who is also PKR vice-president, are the MPs for Permatang Pauh and Lembah Pantai respectively.
He added that the people who had shown the alleged sex videos also warned them that there were more such videos implicating other party leaders.
Saifuddin said that the allegations would not in any way impact the Opposition's preparations for the upcoming general election.
Meanwhile, PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said the party remained firm on its stand to turn down Radio Televisyen Malaysia's (RTM) offer of a 10-minute airtime for political parties to present their election manifestos.
Nik Nazmi said the offer insulted the rakyat's intelligence and alleged it misrepresented the media's role in democracy.
Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim had announced that political parties will be given 10 minutes airtime each on RTM to present their manifestos after Parliament is dissolved to pave the way for the 13th general election.
However, Rais said the pre-recorded presentation of the manifestos must be done according to the terms and conditions set by RTM, and would be supervised by the ministry's secretary-general and a panel headed by the director-general of Broadcasting.
Nik Nazmi added that PKR was also seeking a televised debate between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Anwar.