PETALING JAYA: The whereabouts of a state PKR chief is adding to the mystery surrounding the sex video implicating party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
PKR internal WhatsApp groups have started to ask where the official is, after he was said to have gone incommunicado within the party and Pakatan Harapan since the first clip of the sex video started to circulate.
He is said to have also not attended a PKR Hari Raya celebration recently.
His name was first bandied about on social media after Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz was arrested at the KL International Airport on Friday as he was about to leave for Manila.
Haziq, 27, had confessed to being the person in the sex video, naming the other man as Azmin.
Some PKR leaders, who declined to be named, said the leader’s name was brought up as he is said to have relatives in the Philippines.
“This gave rise to speculation that Haziq was probably with him at KLIA,” said a PKR leader from Penang.
However, one party leader rejected the notion.
“He was not contactable even before Haziq was arrested, and he is probably on leave,” said the Youth leader.
A senior Pakatan leader said he spoke with the leader and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the night before the first sex video clip went viral.
“I tried contacting him as soon as the clips came out, but he was already uncontactable.
“His phone has also been switched off till now,” he said.
Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the department was not able to give any information to the media on whether the leader had indeed left the country.
“We don’t share with the press or public sensitive information like this (record of travel).
“The person might be under investigation by the relevant authority,” he said in a message to The Star.
Repeated attempts to contact the leader were futile.