Bukit Aman says too soon to tell if more will be arrested over viral sex video

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  • Monday, 15 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman says it is too soon to say if more people will be arrested in connection with viral sex video implicating a minister after confirming the arrests of former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and five others on Sunday (July 14) night.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the six were detained on Sunday night in multiple locations in the Klang Valley.

" We arrested them to assist with investigations under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998," he said when contacted Monday (July 15).

"We will see whether they need to be questioned or assist us in other aspects of the investigation," Comm Huzir added.

Asked whether more arrests will be made soon, Comm Huzir said it would depend on the course of the investigation and declined to elaborate.

On Saturday (July 13), Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador had said that the police were closing in on the “alliance” behind the sex video implicating a minister.

“We have made several arrests (of the people who spread the video) and some have been released. No (we don’t know who the mastermind is yet), but there are hints of an alliance behind it,” he had told reporters.

Abdul Hamid said the police were still working to complete its probe.

“We are still waiting for lab results to determine the authenticity of the video. On the investigation itself, we have sent the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor twice.

"Each time, it was sent back as further investigation was needed and the last time was on Thursday (July 11),” he had said.

Haziq has confessed to being one of the two men in the video and alleged that the other person was Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali

He was first detained at KL International Airport on June 14 and the police set up the special task force led by Comm Huzir Mohamed to investigate the case three days later.  

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