Sex video probe will be independent, says Muhyiddin


POLICE investigations into a sex video allegedly featuring a minister with another man will be independent despite remarks made by the Prime Minister.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said a taskforce had been formed to investigate and verify the video’s authenticity.

“I will guarantee that it will be independent because it involves the integrity of the government,” he told reporters at Parliament.

On June 24, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was not “so stupid” to be embroiled in a sex scandal.

The Prime Minister believed the video was a move by Azmin’s enemies to derail his political career.

Muhyiddin said the taskforce should not be pressured to speed up the investigation, adding: Hopefully by giving them time, the task force will be able to establish the real facts behind the video.”

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

“After the report is complete, we will submit it to the Attorney Gen­eral (AG), who will review the facts made by the police before deciding the next course of action,” he said.

Former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz was sacked from the party after stating that he and Azmin were the two men in the video.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Haziq was expelled because he had accused the party leader of corruption without providing evidence.

Separately in Parliament, Muh­yiddin said the government would not compromise or protect police personnel found to be protecting illegal gambling syndicates.

“This is a serious matter. How­ever, we need information from the public, on who is involved, the place and time, among others.

“Whether you want to report it to my ministry or the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is up to you,” he said in reply to Alice Lau (PH-Lanang).

Muhyiddin said authorities had used the Prevention of Crime Act to crack down on several illegal gambling syndicates.


   

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