Rafizi denies he is behind sex video scandal


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: Divisions within PKR have flared up again, as PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli and other party members deny that he was behind the sex video scandal implicating Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Rafizi has come forward to hit back at allegations of his involvement in the sex video scandal.

“I have informed reporters that I do not want to get involved because it is repulsive.

“It has made the rakyat hate politicians and PKR is smeared as well. Which is why I do not even want to comment,” he said on his Facebook page yesterday.

This comes following Sabah PKR Youth deputy chief Blission Zainuddin’s “hint” that Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz was closely linked to Rafizi’s camp.

Rafizi and Azmin were considered rivals as they were at loggerheads when they vied for the party’s deputy presidency last year.

Rafizi said Haziq was never close to him and that he was the first to question why Haziq, who previously quit the party, could stand for the party’s youth elections.

He added that Haziq had also supported Selangor PKR Youth chief Najwan Halimi, who is aligned with Azmin.

“(Blission’s) statement tried to give the impression that I had masterminded the sex video episode,” he said.

“I hope after this people will stop dragging me (into this scandal).

“Leave this matter to be investigated thoroughly by the authorities.”

Rafizi also posted a press statement by PKR Youth vice-chief Syed Badli Shah Syed Osman which slammed Blission for hinting that Rafizi was behind the scandal.

Syed Badli lambasted Blission for bringing Rafizi into the sex video scandal, adding that the statement was issued with the purpose to divide the party even further.

“The statement made in the press conference was done with malicious intention and was deliberately done to disturb the peace within PKR,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

Syed Badli said he was “very suspicious” of Blission’s actions as he claimed that the latter sent WhatsApp messages to him on June 12 which were not supportive of Azmin.

Some of Blission’s messages, he claimed, included, “That day I was with Haziq”, “He (Haziq) really wants to give it to Azmin”, “Azmin is finished” and “This time” (Ni kali laa).

He had also attached screenshots of the conversation with his press statement.

“I am not clear what Blission’s intentions were in striking up such conversations over WhatsApp as I had no interest in entertaining gutter politics and slander.

“However, questions must be raised over what his intentions are as two days ago he was not supporting Azmin and now he is coming forward to make accusations linking other individuals to the case,” he said.


   

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