PETALING JAYA: Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) has urged Malaysians to "look away" if they come across sordid news involving politics.
In the aftermath of news that a minister has been implicated in a leaked sex video, the Rembau MP said "vile filth" thrived when it was given attention.
"Politics is a tough profession. Some days, it's dirty. Some days, it's downright filthy.
"Today it stinks to the high heaven.
"Seriously, we are already a nation traumatised by slanders of the past. Do we really want to expose another generation to despicable allegations with the sole intent of destroying someone's character?
"If you come across sordid news today involving our politics, look away.
"Vile filth thrives when it's given attention," he said in an Instagram Story on Wednesday (June 12).
Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, who is the senior private secretary to Deputy Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, had confessed that he was the person with the minister in a gay sex video.
"I, Haziq Aziz, (am) making a sworn confession that I am the individual with (the minister) in the video which went viral yesterday.
"The video was taken without my permission on May 11 during the Sandakan by-election in (his) room at Hotel Four Points.
"I urge the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) to investigate (him) for corruption. He is not an individual who is qualified to be a leader," he said in a video on his Facebook page early Wednesday (June 12) morning.
Video clips and several lewd photos of two men, including one that resembles a minister, have been spread via WhatsApp.
PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man urged party supporters and its leaders not to circulate the video.
Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has lodged a police report over the matter, saying, "I want the police to investigate the authenticity of the videos, who has been spreading the videos, and also the 'actors' involved".