Let the public make their own judgment over sex video, says Azmin

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 20 Jun 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has left it to the public to make their own judgment on the sex video scandal, implicating him and Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.

When asked about PKR’s decision to issue a show cause letter to Haziq, the party deputy president said what he feels about it does not matter.

“The decision had been made by the party. But it is not about me, whether I am happy or not.

“You can figure out the public's perception (on the case)” he said when met at the Prime Minister’s Department Hari Raya open house on Thursday (June 20).

Haziq, who has admitted to being involved in a sex video controversy, has been given 14 days to respond to a show cause letter issued by the party disciplinary board.

The board had made four recommendations including the decision to issue the show cause letter to Haziq, which were endorsed by the political bureau.

In the past week, clips of video involving two men have gone viral, followed by a confession by Haziq that he was one of the two men in the view.

Haziq, who is senior private secretary to deputy Primary Industries minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, claimed the other person was Azmin.

Azmin had categorically denied the allegation, saying it was made to tarnish his reputation and destroy his political career.

Meanwhile, Malay Mail quoted Azmin as saying that he had proposed to his party’s leadership to sack Haziq after the latter was found to be campaigning for Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Election.

Speaking to reporters here, the Economic Affairs Minister said that it was only “basic logic” for PKR to have taken the said action against Haziq.

“I cannot disagree with you,” he said when asked as to why Haziq was not sacked when found to be helping Barisan.

“Yes. That is a basic logic, been asked by many,” he was quoted as saying.

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