SHAH ALAM: Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has expressed confidence that the police will ensure professionalism in their probe on the sex videos which have implicated him and another man.
“I don’t want to interfere with police matters.
“But the police have a duty to conduct investigations and whatever action taken by the police, I’m confident of their professionalism to ensure that investigations run smoothly,” he said.
Azmin was asked to respond to the arrest and subsequent release of Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam and another man, Gobalakrishnan Nagapan, for obstructing police investigations on Thursday.
On Otai Reformasi’s call for him to take a break from his official duties as a Cabinet minister, Azmin refused to respond and instead thanked Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for defending him over the sex video controversy.
“I’m thankful to the Prime Minister who sternly stated that dirty and gutter politics must stop.
“As a new government, we have the responsibility to give our best service to the people,” Azmin told reporters after attending a Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Mentri Besar’s official residence here yesterday.
He said Dr Mahathir’s condemnation of gutter politics in the country should be taken seriously by everyone.
“The people are hoping for the Pakatan government to provide value politics and a clear principle.
“They never want us to be involved with dirty work like this.
“I hope the Prime Minister’s message will be taken seriously,” he said.
Dr Mahathir had said that the controversial sex videos implicating Azmin and a 27-year-old man was done by those who have a political agenda.
Dr Mahathir also questioned the motive of the man who admitted to being the other person in the video.