IGP: Rep may be involved in sex video


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

Reports by FARIK ZOLKEPLI and AUSTIN CAMOENS 

KAJANG: Bukit Aman is widening the scope of the investigation into the viral sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, including the possible involvement of a state assemblyman, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The police are exploring all angles, including the possible connection of the five other men, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and a state assemblyman, said the Inspector-General of Police.

“It is an offence if someone spread such videos on various platforms, especially social media. We will identify those involved and action will be taken,” he told a press conference after presenting Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara at the General Operations Force base in Semenyih here yesterday.

“We have sent the investigation papers a few times to the Attorney General’s Chambers but they have sent them back with instructions to investigate further and collect more evidence.

“This is a very complicated case as it involves politicians and others, so allow us time to properly investigate it.

“We are being careful while being transparent and adhering to strict standard operating procedures,” he said.

On Haziq and five others who were arrested on Sunday night, Abdul Hamid said police were in the midst of questioning them.

“Whether there will be more arrests will depend on the course of the investigation,” he said.

At a separate event, Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said police received a report from CyberSecurity Malaysia on the identities of the two men in the sex video clips.

However, he declined to reveal the content of the report.

“We are going to discuss the matter with the Attorney General’s Chambers. It is for the courts to decide who is captured in the video,” he told reporters after launching a vehicle theft prevention campaign at a shopping mall in Brickfields.

He said the six men arrested by police in connection with the video clips were remanded for six days until July 20 to help with further investigations.

When asked whether the six individuals had gathered to plan how to disseminate the videos prior to its release, Comm Huzir said it was new information to him.

“This is new to me. We will look into this further,” he said.

Haziq was arrested at a cafe in Kelana Jaya along with a man believed to be his bodyguard and another individual who is a lawyer.

Three others picked up are also PKR party members.

Besides Haziq, who is from Sarawak, two of those remanded were from Selangor while another two were from Penang and Kedah respectively.

There are no details on the last suspect.

Separately, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysians were curious about whether the gay sex video clips were genuine and who were the individuals behind the spread.


   

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