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IGP declares ‘Sex with Robots’ conference illegal

 | October 13, 2015

Khalid Abu Bakar says conference is ridiculous and questions the reason behind organising it.


KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar has declared the upcoming “Love and Sex with Robots” conference illegal and warned organisers that action will be taken against them if they decide to go ahead.

“I’m warning the organisers, don’t hold such conferences in Malaysia,” he said.

Khalid also dismissed the sex conference as ridiculous, and questioned the reason behind organising such an event.

“There’s nothing scientific about sex and robots!” he said during a press conference here today.

“It is an offence to have anal sex in Malaysia, what more with robots,” he said.

Khalid warned that the conference was against the country’s conservative values, as these were budaya songsang (deviant culture).

He said if the organisers decided to carry on with the conference scheduled from November 16 to 19, he would not hesitate to take action even without a police report lodged.

“Tak payah report (no need for a report), we will take action. There are many laws that we can use,” he said.

The “Love and Sex with Robots” conference is aimed at tackling topics such as robot emotions, humanoid robots, clone robots, entertainment robots, robot personalities, teledildonics and intelligent electronic sex hardware.

The conference is set to be chaired by the City University London’s Prof Adrian Cheok and Intelligent Toys Limited’s chief executive officer Dr David Levy, according to News.com.au.



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