Cops set up task force to investigate sex video, statements of 21 people recorded

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor. – Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: A task force has been set up to investigate a viral sex video allegedly involving a minister, says Datuk Mazlan Mansor.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said Bukit Aman had recorded the statements of 21 people over the case and some 17 police reports were lodged over the matter.

"We are actively investigating the matter. We understand that many parties want us to conduct a thorough investigation," he told a press conference after witnessing the handing over ceremony for the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director on Monday (June 17).

Comm Datuk Zakaria Ahmad takes over from Deputy Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin, who held the post in an acting capacity.

Asked whether Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has been called up for his statement to be recorded, Mazlan said it is in the process.

He also said that the police faced certain challenges in the investigation, especially as it involves a digital video.

"A task force consisting of CID, the Forensics Unit and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) personnel are actively investigating and attempting to ascertain the authenticity of the video.

"We have to wait for the results of their probe," he said.

Asked whether Bukit Aman would seek foreign assistance to ascertain the authenticity of the video, Mazlan said they have not done so.

He added that the public must give the police time to get to the bottom of the matter.

"We will not disclose every detail of the case as it might hamper investigations," he said.

It was reported that police are expected to question Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, over the sex video which went viral last week.

Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, who is senior private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industry Minister, had admitted that he is one of the people in the video.

He was arrested on Friday (June 14) and released on police bail the next day, with no restrictions to travel.

Asked on why Haziq's passport was not seized by the police, Mazlan said there was no need to do so as Haziq had cooperated with the investigation.

"He is out on police bail and action will be taken if he violates the conditions of the bail," he added.

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