Gay sex video: Don’t cast aspersions, complicate investigations, says Anwar

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By Nigel Edgar

KUCHING, June 16: People should not cast aspersions prior to the police investigations into the alleged gay sex video of Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Muhammad Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said suspicions should only be revealed once the supporting facts or evidence have been adduced.

Otherwise, he added, it could complicate the matter more and disrupt investigations being carried out by the police.

“I think let us move on, and if you are not satisfied, then if the party is required to open an investigation, I don’t think we (party) have the capacity to conduct a thorough enough investigation compared to the police.

“I have no reason to doubt that because the Inspector General of Police (IGP Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador) himself has given his categorical assurance that investigations would be thoroughly and professionally conducted,” Anwar told reporters when asked about Azmin’s suspicions that the alleged gay sex video exposé of him and Haziq was done by party insiders.

Anwar (seated second right) speaking to reporters as Saifuddin (seated right), PKR vice-president Ali Biju (seated left), state PKR chairman Baru Bian (seated second left) and others look on.

Azmin earlier today demanded PKR leadership explain how the sex videos implicating him were circulated among the contact numbers of all branch leaders.

“I do not have access to that information. So, the question now is, who provided this information and established these WhatsApp groups?

“They have a group for Sabah, a group for Sarawak and a group for the peninsula, so this warrants the leadership to explain,” said Azmin.

Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said anybody who was nominated to contest in the last party elections could have access to the contacts of almost 900,000 party members.

He said it was decided by the party political bureau that those contesting for the party elections should be granted access to data of all party members to create a level playing field.

“Otherwise those who have access would have an advantage over those who do not have access,” said Saifuddin. — DayakDaily