Muhyiddin: Police probe into gay sex video will be independent


KUALA LUMPUR: The police probe into the gay sex video allegedly implicating a federal minister will be independent whatever remarks may have been made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, says the Home Minister.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said a taskforce had been entrusted to probe and verify the authenticity of the video.

"I guarantee that they will be independent, because it involves the integrity of the government," he told reporters at the parliament lobby on Tuesday (July 9).

Muhyiddin said this when asked to comment on whether the investigation into the sex video scandal would be independent especially in view of the Prime Minister's remarks.

On June 24, Dr Mahathir said Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was not "so stupid" as to be embroiled in a sex scandal.

The Prime Minister said he believed certain quarters were making deliberate attempts to affect Azmin's future.

Muhyiddin said the taskforce needed a bit of time to probe the case.

"As I said before, we need to give a bit of time. No pressure on the taskforce to speed it up, they have to do what is needed to be done.

"Hopefully by doing so, we will be able to establish the real facts when the team completes its investigations," added Muhyiddin.

"I hope it will not take too long, unless the police need to identify those involved or find them," he said.

The Home Minister also noted that he could not pre-empt the outcome of the case before the completion of the investigation.

"After the report is complete, we will submit it to the Attorney General (AG).

"The AG will review all the facts presented by the police before deciding on the next course of action, any legal action needed or otherwise.

"So I cannot predict the outcome as it is based on the AG's decision," he said.

It was reported that the investigation to ascertain the authenticity of the viral sex video implicating a minister was still ongoing, in accordance with guidelines set by the Attorney General's Chambers.

Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz was booted out of PKR three weeks after publicly confessing that he was one of the people in the video and alleging that the party’s deputy president and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was the other man.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the Santubong PKR Youth chief was expelled because he had accused the party leadership of corruption without providing evidence.

Haziq also called on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate Azmin for corruption but the anti-graft body has since cleared Azmin of the bank transactions in question.


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