IGP: 'Evil conspiracy' behind sex video scandal led by a political party leader


KUALA LUMPUR: Investigations into the sex video scandal revealed that there is an evil conspiracy led by a political party leader to humiliate and damage the reputation of an individual, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police said the video, which was spread to cause unrest among the public, was produced by parties paid hundreds of thousands of ringgit.

He also said that there is a high probability that the viral sex video implicating Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is genuine.

He, however, said that CyberSecurity Malaysia could not identify those in the video through facial recognition.

"We received the analysis of the video from CyberSecurity.

"It is a high probability that the video is genuine, but facial recognition came back negative. It could not link those in the video with any individual," he said in a statement on Thursday (July 18).

Abdul Hamid is clarifying a statement he made earlier regarding the video during an interview.

In an interview with RTM's Bicara Politikonomi on Wednesday (July 17) night, Abdul Hamid said CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that the sex video is authentic.

However, the agency could not identify the two men engaging in sexual relations.

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

Over the past month, clips of a sex video featuring two men were circulated to media personnel and PKR members.

This was followed by a confession video by Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, a PKR member and former political aide to Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, that he was one of the two men in the video.

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