Haziq sacked from Ministry over ‘sordid’ confession

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, who claims to be one of the two individuals in a viral sex video, is to be released on police bail at Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Haziq was arrested at the international departure hall in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at around 5.30pm on Friday (June 14). - MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has been sacked as the senior private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industries Minister.

The Ministry said it viewed the “sordid” admission by Haziq over viral sex videos implicating a minister seriously.

“The Ministry views this as a very serious violation of its values, ethics and the Code of Conduct, Public Officers Regulations.

“The Ministry wishes to categorically assert that it will never tolerate any such scandalous behaviour amongst any of its staff member that brings the Ministry into disrepute and odium.

“With this, the Ministry completely disassociates itself from Haziq Abdullah,” it said in a statement Thursday (June 20).

The Ministry said it proceeded to terminate his contract of service effective June 18, 2019.

The Ministry had previously issued Haziq a show-cause letter, which the latter responded to.

Haziq was the private secretary to Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.

On June 13, Shamsul Iskandar said Haziq had been suspended from his duties with immediate effect and had been issued with a show-cause letter.

Last Wednesday (June 12), Haziq admitted that he was one of the two men seen in a sex video that had been making its rounds on social media and via WhatsApp.

He also claimed that the other person was Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Azmin has denied any involvement in the sex video and called it a nefarious plot to destroy his political career.


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