KUALA LUMPUR: It would be best if Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali took a leave of absence so that he is not seen as interfering with police investigations into the sex video in which he is implicated, says PKR central committee member Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid (pic).
“Whoever is under investigation must put themselves in the category that they are being probed and must not disrupt it.
“That is the best way. Although the party president says he can stay on, it is best if he considers himself as someone who is currently being investigated,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Wednesday (July 17).
Abdullah, who is also the Kapar MP, said all parties should hold to the principle that nobody is above the law.
“We cannot use the old system where there was a separate law for the elites and another for the rakyat,” he said.
Asked if many PKR leaders are turning away from Azmin, Abdullah said that this is not true.
“I am close to him, but if there is something wrong, I will attack,” he said.
Earlier Wednesday, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that Azmin should resign if he is conclusively identified as one of the two men in the sex video that went viral on social media and WhatsApp groups.
He said that although his initial view was that Azmin need not resign, recent developments in the investigations had to be taken into consideration.