SUNDAY MUSING: Azmin Ali, facial recognition, Sophia and drone technology

“The latest development made Anwar pull the brakes. His boys are still giving excuses that he has the numbers which is only giving Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad breathing space”

Another Brick in the Wall

For the past few days, the social media has been thriving on the never ending political saga involving Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s aspiration to become the 8th Prime Minister.

He seemed to be moving for the kill to destroy the next possible competitor in his way. The video of Dato Seri Azmin Ali allegedly having gay sex in a hotel in Sandakan had him in a corner.


The latest development made Anwar pull the brakes. His boys are still giving excuses that he has the numbers which is only giving Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad breathing space.

The political saga will not end and it is not impossible that there is nothing to it all, but a mere diversion to a big robbery in the making.

It is commonly heard that members of a ruling party seeking projects use non-partisan or even opposition party members as proxies for insurance.

However, the public attention seems shifted to the police, specifically, the Inspector General of Police, Dato Hamid Bador.

His statement regarding the video being original but the inability to verify the other individual having sex with Haziq raised more eyebrows than there were eyebrows. Though Hamid relied on a report from CyberSecurity for 100% verification, the doubtful views on social media indicate he “wasted his time” with the public still not convinced.

Among the views expressed are that facial technology has been used before for police investigation and led to prosecution, that CyberSecurity should have such technology and sufficient leads for the police to investigate and pin a 377B on Azmin.

Cliché and off-the-cuff statements from officials can be suicidal. The public could get slighted and consider it an insult to their intelligence.

Technology is available and dissecting public statements is made easy, fast and viral-able. Facial recognition technology can be obtained from Play Store and they may have made up their minds.

The public wants good governance, transparency and not endless games of thrones. Even Rais Hussein’s view on the subject is marred with politics and political interest.

Technology awareness

This political development may have inadvertently created public awareness on the IR 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and latest technology.

Few weeks back, a cousin alerted us of her involvement in robotic technology and an upcoming technology summit.

Summit? Ah Malaysia, talks big but still at its infancy.

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