Malaysian Hotel Association Clarifies CCTV Rules After Sex Tape Scandal

4th January 2008 (Last Updated January 4th, 2008 05:09)

The Malaysian Association of Hotels says CCTV cameras are not permitted in guest rooms, following the release of a sex tape featuring a member of parliament in a hotel room. A clip showing Health Minister Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek in a sex act with a woman who is not his wife was widely r

The Malaysian Association of Hotels says CCTV cameras are not permitted in guest rooms, following the release of a sex tape featuring a member of parliament in a hotel room.

A clip showing Health Minister Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek in a sex act with a woman who is not his wife was widely released last week, prompting his apology and the launch of a police investigation.

The minster was filmed at the four-star Katerina Hotel in Batu Pahat without his knowledge.

Executive director of the Malaysian Association of Hotels says no hotel will allow anyone to place a CCTV camera in a guest room.

“Any CCTV camera placed in a room will be intruding on the privacy of the hotel guest and is a violation of an individual’s privacy,” he says.

“CCTVs are allowed only in public areas like the lobby and corridors.”

Forensic investigators have visited the hotel, questioned staff and inspected the room to determine how and where the spy cameras were placed.

By staff writer