Luckily for Malaysian Health Minister Chua Sol Lek, his videotaped sexcapades at a hotel suite were not coitus interuptus by the Malaysian Religious Police Squad.
According to the BBC, Minister Lek admitted to being the "man" in two "widely" circulated "sex" DVD's. The DVD's were left in the town of Maur, "for people to pick up."
The article said Lek denied being involved in "making" the two DVD's but that he was the "man" and the girl was a "personal" friend.
A "very" personal friend indeed, as the DVD's show the couple having sex. Lek said he has already apologized to his boss, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawl, and to his wife and children. He also said he refuses to resign.
In his role as Health minister, Lek advocated the use of condoms to help stop the spread of HIV, in the face of "religious opposition."
The "religious opposition" are the Malaysian Religious Police. Charged with enforcing "morality", the Religious Police are known for raiding discos and other places such as parks, to catch lovers in khalwat, or "close proximity". Khalwat is considered adultery and a crime, un-chaperoned meetings between men and women who are not married to one another.
Morality is serious business in Malaysia.
According to the Islamic Affairs Department, those found guilty of khalwat can be jailed for up to six months and fined a maximum of $789 (3000 ringgit) under Islamic laws, which do not apply to non-Muslims.Restrictions have been placed on the morality mob by the government after charges of overzealousness.
Human-rights and opposition activists demanded an evaluation of the religious police after they arrested 100 Muslims at a Kuala Lumpur disco in January for alleged indecent behaviour.Evidently the Health Minister and the DVD "shoot" slipped through the watchful "prying" eyes of the religious police.
The disco patrons said they were locked up at the department's headquarters for 10 hours, and accused officials of humiliating the women, commenting on their attire and taking photographs of them.
On 6 February, a popular actor turned fitness instructor, Eezaq Farrouq Harahap, and a female friend were detained for alleged khalwat at an apartment. He said he was wrongfully detained while having dinner with the friend, her sister and her brother-in-law.
No word yet if Lek and his lady love took his advice and used condoms for the sex shoots.
Source - BBC - Sex DVD's Show Malaysia Minister
Source - Aljazeera - Malaysia Restrains Religious Police
UPDATE: 4:20 am January 2, 2008
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