This article by Mariam Mokhtar in The Malaysian Chronicle is totally from left-field. She shows how private matters such as sexual preferences are politicised to meet political ends and how Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, has one standard for his associates and another for the opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim.

Khairil, who is Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s adviser, recently went through a marriage which was alleged to be a lavender one. A lavender marriage is a sham marriage where the groom, Khairil, hides his homosexual tendencies.

Perversely, the Mongolian Honorary Consul to Malaysia is also the father-in-law to Najib’s aide, Khairil.

A month after the lavender marriage, Syarifah Nabila rushed home to her father. She had found Khairil entertaining various men in her marital bed. Initially, Syed Abdul believed his daughter, but later changed his mind. Why?

Najib’s homosexual aide is linked to the bi-sexual man, Saiful, who has accused Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising him. And this same ‘sodomy victim’, Saiful, also had a sexual relationship with the woman, Farah Azlina Latif, who was the deputy public prosecutor, in Anwar’s trial.

More importantly, what is PM Najib’s relationship with this man? There is more to this than meets the eye.

Extracted from Mariam Mokhtar, “Najib and the allegedly gay advisor,” Malaysia Chronicle, 15 March 2011.