Saifuddin Nasution says PKR leadership not behind circulation of sex videos

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre, in white shirt) joins Sabah PKR leaders at the cake-cutting ceremony during the Sabah PKR Hari Raya open house Sunday (June 16).

KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says it is not difficult to obtain the contact numbers of party officers and denies the involvement of PKR's central leadership in the circulation of the sex video.

The PKR secretary-general said this in response to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali's call for the party disciplinary board to investigate how those who circulated the videos gained access to the phone numbers of PKR officers.

“Actually these data (phone numbers) are not that difficult to obtain, we just don’t go around giving them out but for those who wish to have these details, they can get it,” Saifuddin said during a PKR Hari Raya event here Sunday (June 6).

He said that during the last party elections, these details are a prerequisite for all members to furnish.

Saifuddin said PKR's main focus is to let the police carry out their probe into the sex video scandal purportedly involving Azmin, who is the party deputy president.

“All those involved have lodged their police reports so it is better to leave the case to the police so that there will be clarity,” Saifuddin said.

“For people to suggest this is a planned move by the central leadership (for whatever reason) is not true,” he said.

He also urged Azmin to stay strong during this trying times as the party fights gutter politics.

Saifuddin also said that they had immediately called for a political bureau meeting following the spread of the video earlier this week where they had agreed to let the police handle all the investigations.

Also present was PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim but he had to leave early for another event.

Prior to his departure from Kota Kinabalu, Anwar had a brief meeting with Sabah PKR leaders and urged them to take care of the party discipline.

He also advised leaders and members to think rationally and not rush into taking sides or making any decisions with regards to the challenges faced within the party.

Earlier in the event, Anwar urged all Malaysians to understand each other’s race and religion for better understanding, respect and acceptance of one another.

“This way, when we understand and respect each other, there will be no problem for us to live harmoniously in this multiracial nation,” he said.

Sabah PKR chief Datuk Christina Liew and other leaders including those from Upko, Parti Warisan Sabah, DAP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia were also present at the PKR Hari Raya open house.


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