Azmin is not leaving PKR, says Anwar

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was planning to quit the party.

He swiftly dismissed the rumours and refused to take further questions from the media regarding the sex video which implicated Azmin.

“I did not hear anything about this (Azmin leaving PKR). I only heard about it from the media, but as I said before, it’s not true.”

When pressed further, the Port Dickson MP said Azmin and him were still working as a team.

“We already said no (argument). Why do you want me to argue with him every day?” he asked.

“We move on. Domo arigato (thank you),” Anwar told reporters after attending the Malaysian Economic Symposium at Parliament here yesterday.

Rumours of Azmin quitting the party started after statements from Gerakan president Dominic Lau claiming that they received overtures on the possibility of Azmin joining the party was revealed. Lau later clarified that it was merely “indirect discussions” that took place between Gerakan and PKR leaders.

Azmin’s political secretary Muha­m­­mad Hilman Idham and PKR vice-president Zuraida Kama­ruddin have also denied the rumours.For the past month, clips of a sex video featuring two men have been circulating online.

Former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had confessed publicly that he was one of the two men in the video and alleged that the other person was Azmin.Azmin has since denied any involvement in the sex video, dismissing the scandal as a “nefarious plot” to destroy his political career.

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