IGP: No suppression or unfair treatment in sex video probe

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

MELAKA: There will be no suppression or unfair treatment in the police investigation into the sex video scandal said to involve Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said the investigation was in line with the rule of law.

“The matter is being handled by the investigation team. Let them do their job,” he said.

When asked whether it was possible that Azmin could be detained if there is enough evidence, Abdul Hamid said police have already taken his statement.

"In fact, during the early stages (of the investigation), we have recorded his statement.

"It will be up to the Attorney General's Chambers to decide on further action," he told reporters at an event in Melaka.

In the meantime, Abdul Hamid said, the sex video was a very sensitive issue and as such his men needed time to thoroughly complete their probe.

“I would like to state again that, as the IGP, I wouldn’t like to be involved in any political polemic, except if someone accused me (without basis),” he said, in an apparent reference to allegations by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam that the IGP had lied about the authenticity of the video.

Abdul Hamid said a police report has been lodged against Lokman, and he would let the police investigate it.

“Let police probe the report,” he said.

Lokman had recently alleged that forensic experts in Indonesia had confirmed the authenticity of the video recording, saying there was no evidence of it being manipulated or edited.

This story has been amended to remove an inaccurate line.

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