MO,13/2/2018, KUALA LUMPUR: “It is not me.” This was Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s short but simple response to allegations of being caught on camera in a viral sex video with an unknown woman. The national men’s singles star when contacted said this could be the modus operandi of certain quarters who want to see him fail, especially when the shuttler is on the brink of premiering his biopic “Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend” next month.
“This is ridiculous, take one look at the video and you know it’s not me,” said Lee, who first saw the video on Monday. “So many people have been calling to confirm if it was me, and I had to laugh it off. Initially I had no plans of acting on it, because really it’s just a waste of time. “However, it is getting out of hand, and I will be lodging a police report at (Federal police headquarters in) Bukit Aman today.”
Lee added that he is so used to being the subject of such accusations, that it is sometimes not funny. “There will always be people who are not happy with your success, and this is how they try to bring you down. I am not bothered, but sometimes it does get to you.” On a separate note, Lee also commented on the recent match fixing scandal, which allegedly involves two professional shuttlers.
“All I can say is it’s a huge disgrace to our country and the sport. They may not be BAM (BA of Malaysia) players, but they still carry the Jalur Gemilang on their chest when they play. “As a top player, I think I can comment on this, and I am ashamed. I hope the matter will be resolved soon and for BAM to also take stern action against those involved.”