PETALING JAYA: Former minister Zaid Ibrahim has mocked PAS over its efforts to suppress human urges and project an ultra-conservative front in Kelantan, saying such ‘Talibanism” has backfired on them.
He was commenting on an article in The Star yesterday which said that data from Google showed Kelantan had the highest number of searches for Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa, over the past few days, after reports she was in Malaysia had surfaced on Sunday.
Terengganu, another state with a strong support base for the Islamist party, ranked number two among all states.
“It comes as no surprise that citizens in Kelantan and Terengganu would be interested in a former porn star visiting the country.
“Kelantan and Terengganu and all these Taliban-like areas always try to suppress human urges and feelings, because suppression is core to the way they operate,” said Zaid, who is a Kelantan native and a former Kota Bharu MP (2004-2008).
Terengganu had previously been under a PAS-led government, between 1999 and 2004, with current PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang as the menteri besar.
Zaid, who joined DAP earlier this year, said it was only natural for people who were suppressed to find a form of release.
“That’s the outcome when you have a Taliban culture. That’s why there is a lot of illicit sex (in these states).
“These (suppressed people) are the kinds of people who are attracted to these porn sites and attracted to people like Maria Ozawa,” he said.
At the other end of the scale, Google also found that Penang, Selangor and Putrajaya were the least interested in Ozawa, with data showing the least number of searches from these territories.
Ozawa, who started her career in porn movies in 2005, has now also acted in mainstream movies across Asia. These include an Indonesian comedy “Menculik Miyabi”, horror film “Hantu Tanah Kusir” and “Nilalang”, which was made in the Philippines.