A video of a man and a woman getting intimate, rumoured to be a headmaster and a teacher, has gone viral on social media.
The pixelated 8-minute long video, which showed a man and a tudung-clad woman kissing and hugging in what is believed to be a school office, was uploaded by Facebook user Jones Jangkat. In his caption, Jones Jangkat described the duo to be a headmaster and a teacher, but the claim wasn’t verified.
It is also not known if the “headmaster and teacher” were, in fact, Malaysians, but Facebook users were quick to jump into the conclusion that they were.
As seen in the screenshot of the original Facebook post above, the video has since garnered over 1.6 million views and more than 30,000 shares.
The news was picked up by various local news outlets, including Berita Harian, The Star, Astro Awani, FMT, and others. Berita Harian quoted National Union of the Teaching Profession president Kamarozaman Abd Razak as saying that investigations into the authenticity of the video were underway.
However, according to Malaysia’s Minister of Education Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid, the claim that duo is a headmaster and a teacher is untrue.
He confirmed this via a post on his official Facebook page and said that the man and woman in the viral video are in no way associated with any institutions under KPM (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, otherwise known as the Ministry of Education Malaysia). Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid added that the video was, in fact, made 8 years ago in the office of a plantation in Segamat, Johor.
Our take? The viral video seemed questionable from the very beginning. If you zoomed in to the video and gave it a proper scrutiny, you’d notice that there’s a watermark on the bottom right corner which says, “MYSCANDALCOLLECTION.NET”.
A quick Google search will then draw up a list of “MYSCANDALCOLLECTION.NET”-related results. The same search can also be conducted on Facebook, by the way. As expected, the results all led to one common topic.
Meanwhile, several netizens have since commented on his post, asking for the minister to take action against the culprit for “spreading slander” and tarnishing the reputation and the careers of teachers in Malaysia.
Sources: Jones Jangkat, Dato’ Seri Mahdzir Khalid.