Dr M: I'm not willing to be used in sex video issue

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  • Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: The sex video clip implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is not a moral issue, but a political problem, say Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, adding that he is not willing to be used in the issue.

The Prime Minister said that it would be dealt with as a political issue.

“It is obvious that the mastermind had bad intentions and is using dirty politics,” he said in a blog post on chedet.cc on Tuesday (July 23).

He said the video was made and circulated for political purposes, with the main reason being to block the political career of an individual.

“The next course of action that is expected is the removal of the targeted individual.

"I can do this because I have the power. When this is done, those who masterminded this could be successful,” he said, without mentioning Azmin’s name.

Dr Mahathir also said that his religion forbade him from snooping to expose the fault of others and what was done was worse than snooping.

So far, 11 people have been detained over the case to date, with five subsequently released after their remand expired on Thursday (July 18).

Among those detained are former PKR Santubong Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who is Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's political secretary and Perak PKR chief.

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

Last week, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said CyberSecurity Malaysia determined that the video was likely authentic but could not identify those in the sex video through facial recognition software.

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