Najwan denies he has hand in sex video scandal

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

SHAH ALAM: Kota Anggerik assemblyman Najwan Halimi has denied that he was one of the masterminds behind a viral sex video after he was questioned by the police.

“It is nonsense and ridiculous to say that I am one of the masterminds,” he said, adding that he was merely summoned by police to assist in the investigation.

“I was called to Bukit Aman to assist in the investigation, and my statement was recorded over one-and-a-half hours,” said Najwan when met at a Fama event here yesterday.

Asked why he was being implicated, Najwan, who is often seen as neutral in the rift between party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, said it was all a political ploy.

“I feel this is more of a game on social media to politicise the current situation and create divisions within the party and its lea­ders,” he said.

To a question on which camp he belonged to, Najwan said he was a member of the ‘PKR camp’.

“We move as a single team and we are all in the party together to deliver the people’s agenda.

“We must not escalate the assumption that there is a split in the party,” said Najwan.

He said the fact that both Anwar and Azmin had voiced their commitment to being in a single team was sufficient to quash all negative assumptions.

He pledged also to give his fullest cooperation to the police.

Former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz has claimed to be one of the men in the viral sex video and alleged that the other person was Azmin, who denied it.

Haziq campaigned for Najwan in the party polls last year when he contested for the PKR Youth Chief position.

Several people were remanded for questioning, including Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

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