Thursday, February 19, 2009

Khir Toyo, do you bathe with your clothes on?

-A commentary-

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 – Selangor Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo urged state executive councillor Elizabeth Wong to resign immediately after her nude photos were circulated. [The Malaysian Insider, 16/2/09]

Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson and state exco member Elizabeth Wong (image) had pictures of her naked being circulated - believed to have been the work of her ex-lover. The pictures were reportedly taken while she was asleep in her own bedroom. However, Malaysians are not naive to rule out any sinister plot by her political enemies to oust her from the seat of power. That notion, no matter how speculative it may be, do hold some water following the coup d’état in Perak by the Barisan Nasional coalition. Nonetheless, what remains speculative shall remain a speculation.

On February 18,Wong offered her resignation as Bukit Lanjan assemblyman and Selangor executive council member in order to 'protect best interests' of her party. But Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim did not accept it and asked her to go on leave instead. Various women groups and public figures have come out to support Wong.

Whilst her supporters including Pakatan leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are asking Wong to reconsider her decision to quit politics, former Selangor Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo manages to steal the limelight by describing the scandal as an embarrassment to society.

“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. This is very embarrassing for the people of Selangor. This is about leadership, the people will not be able to accept this,” Khir Toyo said. [The Malaysian Insider, 16/2/09]

Taking the sex scandal of Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek just over a year ago as an example, Khir Toyo explained how the Barisan Nasional asked the former Health Minister to resign following a video recording of his extra-marital fling with a women.

Khir Toyo further adds that the current scandal involving the 39-year old PKR politician reflects poor leadership and hopes that Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would 'clean up' the party.

Who is Khir Toyo to give us a lesson on morality?

The former Selangor Chief Minister made a grave error by comparing the latest distribution of nude pictures with the sex video of Chua. Both scandals are not the same.

Elizabeth Wong had her pictures taken while she was sleeping without her clothes on. Immoral? No. Every person has a right to his/her own privacy and there is no law to say one can or cannot sleep naked, let alone one's very own bedroom.

Emotional moment: Wong reacting as she announces her offer to resign during the press conference at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya yesterday. (The Star, 18/2/09)

Elizabeth Wong had done nothing wrong. The real crime lies with the person responsible for distributing her nude pictures. Chua Soi Lek, on the other hand, had his extra-marital affairs caught on tape. Infidelity is immoral. Sleeping naked is not.

Now, I am not defending Chua's decision to resign following his sex video. I believe the private lives of every citizen-including a politician's-demand the same degree of respect. But the conservative civic conscience of ours simply cannot accept an 'immoral' public figure. Blame it on our Asian cultural dogmas, you may but it is a common expectation for the private and professional lives of politicians to closely entwine.

In Elizabeth Wong's case, her privacy was betrayed. Sleeping naked is perfectly fine as it is no crime for her to do so in her own home. So, how does that make her immoral?

Khir Toyo should be asked whether he would resign if someone snaps a photograph of him taking a bath? Of course he would! After all, it is immoral to bathe without one's clothes on!

The former Selangor Chief Minister is vying for the UMNO Youth Chief post in a three-corner fight with Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Khairy Jamaluddin in the upcoming party polls scheduled for March. Nonetheless, Khir Toyo should have known better: Reckless and uneducated statements are not an effective way to gather votes. They only make a politician look stupid.

17 comments :

  1. CYberMoo said...

    Just ignore this Toyol lah. Since when do we hear an intelligent comment from him. He is just trying very desperately to be the next UMNO Youth Chief.

  2. Anonymous said...

    B4 he opens his mouth, I can already smell the bad body odour, but once he opens his mouth, oh gosh ! all the stinking shit just flowing out !
    What a shame as a leader ! If he is vying for UMNO Baby Chief, then it is still ok !

  3. Anonymous said...

    Penyakit bodoh tak ada ubatnya.teruskan lah cakap bodoh....toyol indon.

  4. Anonymous said...

    How stupid can you get?

    This lady has been fucking the guy even before she's a YB.

    What message is she giving your daughter or son? That it is okay to have pre-marital sex as long as you and your partner is single in private?

    It's a case of a lover scorned, personal not political. Doesn't it occur to you that more photos will come out?

    If it happens to the other side of the fence, the response will be the same, don't be so naive.

  5. DeePo said...

    i think khir made an assumption that Eli was just after having sex....does he think sleeping naked equal with having sex? bodoh..just bcz he can't sleeps naked, he should not impose his believe with other people.....babi betul

  6. jonathan ong said...

    Anonymous,

    Pre-marital sex is not a crime as she is an adult. However, from a religious point of view (depends on what religion you believe in) is one. Unfortunately for you, she is not a Muslim. So, in the court of law, she has done nothing wrong.Everyone has a right to his/her own private life no matter how much you or me disagree with it.

    As for the sex part, nude pictures are not proof of you having sex or of you having done it.

  7. Anonymous said...

    the photos taken indicates that the date could have been lately after the march election .So is it appropiate for her to have engaged in premarital sex .I do agree with khir toyo that for dignity sake wong should resign.

  8. Anonymous said...

    I think we should all listen to YAB Dato Ser Khir Toyo advice bcos he is a very very high moral person, in fact the best in the world. From now on we must go to toilet in full clothes, take bath in full clothes on and sleeep with thick pyjamas on (thin revealing pyjamas not acceptable)

  9. Anonymous said...

    Such hypocrisy from that twisted mind Khir Toyo! What a pervert; probably secretly lusting and ogling after other women besides his poor wife! Elizabeth Wong is not a Muslim for goodness sake! And besides, even Muslims can do whatever they want in the privacy of their home; this Khir Toyo thinks he's God? Let me tell you Khir Toyo, only God can judge, and that's the beauty I find in my true religion, in Christ, as mentioned in the Gospel! By the way, I lived BLISSFULLY outside marriage, for TWO YEARS, with my American ex-husband, before our marriage that is, when still a Muslim, what do you say to that Khir Toyo? Call the religious police after me now and packed me off to the Ulu Yam Islamic Concentration Camp for "immoral" Muslims? Pathetic! That's why, I got out fast from this religion! I bet this man as many UMNO politicians are fooling around with many GROs in lounges! By the way, the unfortunate Altantuya was forced to go naked before murdered so brutally by the Special Branch Malay gangsters! The chances are she was probably brutally raped by these evil monsters, who call themselves Muslims - one had supposedly just "buka puasa!"! No one is bringing this up during the trials or investigation! And yet, Elizabeth Wong’s private picture is being used to criminalize her, and she was the one who is sexually violated, by a Malay-Muslim man (why is this not an issue for that twisted pervert Khir Toyo then? –Muslim men can do whatever they want is it?) as Altantuya probably was too! Such hypocrisy and sadism of these Umno Malay politicians is unbelievable, and yet they keep claiming how pious they are to the kampung pakciks and makciks!! (oh yes, looks like the Umno hypocrites are wearing songkoks nowadays to show off how "alim" they are!)

    Katharina Sri (former: Noor Aza Othman)
    Germany.

  10. Jejaka said...

    itu org mandi tutup aurat kot.. ahaha

  11. Anonymous said...

    please this is nothing to do with religion.I'm a Muslim too but I'm not as dumb as him. this is all a matter of individual attitude.this kind of Muslim (basic islam knowledge) really don't want to learn and make islam look bad to others.what a shame!!

  12. z said...

    “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."

    "with or without consent"

    Wow, so if I get beaten up, striped naked and got my photos taken and sent online, it makes me an immoral person. Society nowadays is just wonderful. It is the victim who is immoral, not the perpetrator.

  13. Anonymous said...

    The problem is..in UMNO the more stupid you are the more votes you get !

  14. Anonymous said...

    Dun border about this indon toyol, a migrate tat talk and do bull shit. OH NOP, a migrate oso can be a former MB...
    In my mind i jus remember his crying face 308 wen BN lose Selangor state. If he realy can perform, realy so good, wont end up like this.
    Of cos he cry, why? no more money, he is so good, ofcos no bribe, no 'under table' money, he wil request directly...
    He wont buy cow for muslim too cos he wont share wealth with oters, he wont service his car cos he dont use private car.
    I just wan to see if there is any photo of his wife or daughter, how his coment...

  15. Anonymous said...

    Khir Toyo has third world mentality. We are now living in the 21st century and this, rejected animal is commenting on public morality. Nudity in privacy is never a crime anywhere in the world. But invasion of one's privacy is. What else does he know if he can't distinguish these two? Khir Toyo, Dirt Ayo!

  16. Anonymous said...

    Follow the White Rabbit.

  17. A Wake Up Call said...

    Nudity is nothing compared to petty politic!

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