Lokman after sex video questioning: I'm satisfied cops able to act objectively

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  • Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam has been questioned in connection with the sex video said to implicate Economics Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

He left Bukit Aman at about 12.40pm after 20 minutes of questioning.

"The police has informed me that they have completed the papers for the investigation on the culprits in the video, and those who made the video viral," Lokman said after emerging from giving his statement on Tuesday (Sept 3).

"I'm satisfied that the police are able to act objectively, and hopefully, the Attorney General's Chambers will be able the prosecute the culprits.

"It has been almost three months since I lodged the report on the video, and there should be prosecution by now," he told the press.

Lokman arrived at the federal police headquarters at about 11.18am, accompanied by a group of supporters.

He said he was asked to hand over the original video forensics report by Verden Forensics United Kingdom.

"Prior to this, I had sent a copy of the 55-page report via WhatsaApp to the investigators.

"However, police have asked to come today (Sept 3) to hand over the original report and record my statement," he told reporters outside Bukit Aman on Tuesday.

He added that his lawyers would also hand over a copy of the forensics report to the Attorney General's Chambers.

"We are giving him about a week from the date that my lawyers hand over the report for the AG to prosecute those involved in the sex video," he said.

Lokman said he would pursue legal action against the authorities if they failed to prosecute the culprits in the video.

It was reported that Bukit Aman CID Special Investigation Unit (D5) had already received a video analysis report by Verden Forensics United Kingdom from Lokman earlier.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the report has been sent to CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) for further action.

"We will also call him up again to have his statement recorded," he said in a statement on Monday (Sept 2).

On the viral sex video, Comm Huzir said the investigation papers had been referred to the Attorney General's Chambers and police had received further instructions on the matter.

He added that the case was being investigated under Section 377B of the Penal Code for for carnal intercourse against the order of nature, Section 292 of the same code for distributing obscene materials and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for distributing prohibited content.

On July 26, Bukit Aman recorded Lokman's statement for allegedly calling the Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador a liar.

The allegation is in connection with Abdul Hamid’s handling of the investigation into the sex video implicating Azmin.

On July 18, Abdul Hamid said CSM had determined that the video was likely authentic, but it could not conclusively identify the men involved through facial recognition software.

On July 24, the IGP said a police report had been lodged against Lokman, and he would let his men investigate it.

Eleven people have been detained over the case, including former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, who is PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s political secretary, and Perak PKR chief.

All of them were subsequently released on police bail.

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

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