Do not resort to filthy acts of political sabotage, says Azmin

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  • Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

SHAH ALAM: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said people should not resort to cruel and filthy acts of political sabotage.

"As a new government, we must uphold value-based politics and clear principles," Azmin told reporters at the Selangor government-linked companies' Hari Raya open house here Thursday (June 13).

He was responding to a question about allegations that the recent series of videos implicating him in a bedroom romp with another man was sabotage from within PKR.

Azmin said regardless of what the issue was, people should not resort to gutter politics.

He added individuals who had differences of opinion or found themselves unable to effectively serve the people should not resort to dirty and repulsive acts such as this.

Azmin also said he supported Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's stand on the matter.

Dr Mahathir had stated Wednesday (June 12) night that the videos were "cooked-up" by someone with a political agenda.

"Things like these are dirty.

"If you cannot compete with someone don't do something like this," Dr Mahathir had chided, adding that politics should be kept clean.

Azmin said Dr Mahathir's statement should be taken seriously by everyone, especially party leaders.

When asked if he knew the other man implicated in the video, Azmin said he knew Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz by sight only.

"He's a party member, then he joined Barisan Nasional and when we won, he jumped back into Keadilan (PKR).

"That is the character of the individual used in this slander," said Azmin.

To a question if what had transpired was due to the absence of a time frame for PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to take over as prime minister from Dr Mahathir, Azmin said he did not want to speculate.

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