‘This is a plot to topple me’

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says the alleged “disappearance” of a state PKR leader and the current turn of events clearly indicate there is internal conspiracy to topple him.

Replying to a question if the “missing leader” as well as certain events at present convinced him that it was an inside job, the PKR deputy chief replied: “I am convinced.

I am convinced.”

In the series of three video clips which took the nation by storm when they were released last week, two men were shown to be having a sexual tryst in a hotel room.

Soon after the release of the video clips, PKR member Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz claimed that he was one of the men in the video while his partner was Azmin.

The Economics Affairs Minister has strongly denied the allegation, saying that it was made to tarnish his reputation and destroy his political career.

Azmin, who spoke to reporters after witnessing a development agreement between PNSB Construction Consortium Sdn Bhd and MGB Bhd with Must Ehsan Development Sdn Bhd at the Selangor state secretariat here

yesterday, said he is also doing whatever is necessary to clear his name.

“These include the qazah report (lodged at the Federal Territories Islamic Department citing Haziq for illicit sex), police reports and whatever else that will be advised by my lawyer,” said Azmin.

He was also asked about reports by foreign media quoting experts who opined the video clips were not digitally tampered with.

Azmin replied that whatever statements issued by any party or individual, at present, were unfair as investigations were being conducted based on the reports made.

“If there are irresponsible parties making statements at the moment, it can be seen as interfering with the investigations,’’ he said.

Azmin reiterated that he had been aware from the very beginning that the video clips were a manifestation of gutter politics engineered from “within”.

“I was certain from the beginning that this is a political agenda by certain quarters to block the progress of my performance in the government and in politics.

“And I am sure the public will also able to tell who is the culprit behind it,” he said.

Related stories:

Haziq responds to show-cause letter

Lawyer: Obvious signs of bids to bring down Azmin

Perak PKR chief not ‘missing’ but on vacation, says his deputy

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