Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-large, in reacting to a Huffington Post article titled, ‘Foreign Office Release Bizarre Requests From Brits Abroad“, recounted how a compatriot once complained how he (the compatriot) unwittingly became the star of an adult DVD.
Mr Kausikan is currently Ambassador-at-Large and Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore. From 2001 to May 2013, he was the Second Permanent Secretary and subsequently the Permanent Secretary of MFA. He retired in June 2013 after 31 years in the public sector.
He said, “we once had a complaint from one of our male compatriots who had visited a neighbouring country for, shall we say, adult entertainment. On a subsequent visit he decided to spice things up by hiring an adult DVD.
“He discovered that his previous visit had been secretly filmed and he was the unwitting star of the DVD he hired. He made a complaint to MFA. Must confess no one was sure what exactly he was complaining about.
“That this wasn’t his best performance? Or that his intellectual property rights had been violated. Or perhaps it was just a form of advertising. ?”
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