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Scorn for mobile porn

I READ with disgust the article Ahmad Said: Not fair to link me to son’s offence in The Star, where chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan implied that most Malaysian men carry pornography in their handphones.



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The reality is that most Malaysian men don’t. I definitely don’t carry pornography in my handphone, and none of my many hundreds of friends do either.

I am shocked at how such a high-ranking official can come up with such a disgraceful statement. The MACC chief has no right to speak on behalf of most men in this country.

What would Malaysian women think of Malaysian men now? What would our children think of us? If my daughter were to read the article, how would I answer her if she asked me whether I keep pornography on my handphone? What if she said that even a top government official stated that most men carry porn in their handphones?

And how does Ahmad Said know that most Malaysian men carry pornography in their handphones, anyway? Is this how a top official appointed by the BN government thinks?

The Star report also states: “Ahmad Said vehemently denies that it was child pornography. He said that the titles of the video clips found in his son’s laptop computer were misleading.”

If Ahmad Said believes that the video clips were misleading, he should start a proper appeal process in the Australian courts to clear his son’s name. He should not justify his son’s actions by stating that most Malaysian men carry pornography in their handphones.

R Ganesh
Petaling Jaya
1 March 2009

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3 Responses to “Scorn for mobile porn”

  1. Koh Jun Lin says:

    Don’t mind him, he’s just shooting himself in the foot. One would wonder how did he draw such ridiculous conclusions, given that I don’t even have pornographic material in my laptop, never mind my phone.

    Speaking from experience perhaps?

  2. kip says:

    I resent that “minister’s” statement. How can he, in one whoosh, says every man has porno in their phones? Quit acting like you know other people’s business. Go and bark at other corners, will you? Really brainless when it comes to commenting on his son’s misdeeds.

  3. roast pork says:

    Porn is illegal in Malaysia so we have no porn film industry, however there is a sizable amount of local amateur homemade porn shot using mobile phones in 3gp format. I imagine they get distributed via mobile phones among those who do not have access to computer networks. Maybe this was what Ahmad Said is referring to.


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