Kadir: IGP’s statement adds more mystery to scandal


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: The statement by the Inspector-General of Police over an “evil pact” has added more mystery to the sex video scandal implicating Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.

Kadir, who is a special adviser on media and communications to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s statement on the matter has added fuel to people’s imagination.

Abdul Hamid on Thursday said the sex video was likely to be genuine, adding that there was an evil pact led by a leader of a political party to humiliate and damage the reputation of an individual.

In his blog, Kadir said that the matter was already affecting the Pakatan Harapan government.

“This is because one of the two actors in the Sandakan video has come forward and revealed who is the other person making love with him.

“This individual is even willing to be jailed in defence of his allegation,” he added.

Kadir also said Abdul Hamid’s statements opened the door to a few possibilities, such as charging those who engaged in homosexual acts in the video and charging those who screened or circulated the obscene video.

“Those who feel they have been humiliated can (also) initiate civil action through a defamation suit,” he added.

He said Pakatan leaders should not wait until Malaysians grow tired of their behaviour and foreign inves­tors lose confidence in the country.

Meanwhile, former law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said Abdul Hamid should have maintained his professionalism and not make political statements.

“The IGP is a professional. He should not make judgments and talk about political conspiracies,” Zaid was quoted as saying by a news portal.

He added that the IGP should instead conduct a thorough investigation and present the evidence collected to the Attorney General.

“This is what the public is expecting from an impartial and professional team.

“We all love Azmin but we love the country more,” he added with a hint of sarcasm.

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