Police to question Wong's ex-boyfriend

By Lee Wei Lian

SHAH ALAM, Feb 18 - Police will record a statement from Bukit Lanjan assemblywoman Elizabeth Wong’s former boyfriend on Wednesday over circulation of her nude pictures, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said.

He said police had received two nude photographs, as well as a compact disc, of the 37-year-old politician from a Malay Mail journalist, Bernama reported today.

Police have already recorded statements from two Malay Mail journalists and two other journalists from theSun in connection with the case, he told reporters here.

He said police were now monitoring websites which posted the pictures.

He advised those in possession of the politician’s nude pictures to either destroy or hand them over to the police, adding that stern action would be taken against those found distributing the pictures.

On Tuesday, Wong offered to resign as an assemblyman and also Selangor executive councillor over the case.

In Parliament, dozens of reporters mobbed Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian as his former aide, Hilmi Malek, was said to be Wong’s ex-boyfriend and widely believed to have released the private photographs.

Hee did not say much and only revealed that Hilmi had worked for him after Election 2008 for about nine months and he was unware of his current whereabouts.

He urged the media to let police investigate the case but was cut short by PKR information chief Chua Tian Chang who told reporters to respect Wong’s privacy.

“Don’t harass Elizabeth Wong,” said the Batu MP who calls himself Tian Chua.

“BN wants the media to dig up her past. The media should not try to try this case. Let the police investigate,” he said, referring to the ruling federal coalition that had just toppled Pakatan Rakyat from the Perak government.

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