PKR sec-gen: No party action over sex video arrestees until convicted by law

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution

PETALING JAYA: PKR will not take action against any member involved in the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali unless they are found guilty by the authorities, says party secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution.

“PKR is aware of the arrests of a state PKR leader with two others as reported today (July 17).

“I ask that the authorities be allowed to investigate the two important matters on the authenticity of the video by identifying the actors, and (the ones behind) the dissemination of the video.

“The two matters must be addressed so as to stop it from continuing to be discussed in public,” said Saifuddin, who is also the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister.

He also said that the party would not interfere with investigations.

The police have so far remanded nine people, including Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who is the Perak PKR state chief and political secretary to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Over the past month, clips of a sex video featuring two men were circulated on social media and via WhatsApp.

This was followed by a confession video by Haziq, who was also a former political aide to Deputy Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.

Haziq admitted that he was one of the two men in the video and alleged that the other person was Azmin.

PKR issued a show-cause letter to Haziq for “baseless allegations against the party’s leadership” on July 19.

He is currently on remand, along with the eight others arrested over the video, under Section 377B of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA).

Section 377B of the Penal Code carries a sentence of a jail term of a maximum of 20 years and whipping if found guilty; while Section 233 of the CMA carries a punishment of a maximum fine of RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding one year or both if found guilty.

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