Investigators: Hilman’s statement not required for now

Everything is cool: Hilman waving to the press upon arriving at the Sepang district police headquarters.

SEPANG: Despite the high anticipation of his “date” with the police, political aide Hilman Idham spent less than five minutes with the authorities.

The political secretary to Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was told that his session with investigating officers, which was sche­duled yesterday, had been cancelled.

“I was supposed to have my statement recorded but I was informed that I was not required to do so.

“I had lodged a police report at the Putrajaya district police headquarters last week and also answered questions on claims by (Haziq) Abdullah Abdul Aziz that I had threa­tened him.

“Police said that my statement is sufficient for now and will call me should they require more information,” he told reporters yesterday.

The press had been waiting since 10am and Hilman showed up at the Sepang police district headquarters about an hour later.

After obliging with several photographs, Hilman walked to the main building only to come out a few minutes later much to the surprise of the media present.

Hilman then informed them of what had happened in a five-minute press conference before leaving in a waiting car near the police station.

Haziq had admitted to being one of the two persons in the sex video which went viral last week.

He also claimed that Hilman had forced him to deny that it was Azmin in the video during a meeting at Marriott Hotel Putrajaya.

While Hilman admitted meeting Haziq on June 11 before the video was leaked, he declined to reveal details of the meeting.

He lodged a police report claiming that Haziq filed a false report, which he said was a criminal accusation.

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