Azmin breaks silence over gay sex video allegations

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (photo sourced from his Facebook account)

KUCHING, June 12: Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has denied that he is one of the individuals pictured in a sex video that has gone viral, describing it as a ploy to destroy his reputation and political career.

The Economic Affairs Minister, who finally broke his silence over the matter, said the allegations of an individual regarding a sex video purporting to implicate him was nothing but a nefarious plot to tarnish his reputation and character, while attempting to destroy his political career.

“I strongly deny this vicious and cruel libel against me.

“Judging from recent political developments, this is clearly the latest in a series of concerted attempts over the past few months to vilify me, which includes intimidation against the safety of my family and me in the final week of Ramadhan, including vile and baseless accusations of corruption,” he said in a statement today.

Azmin condemned such act as gutter politics, which has no place in this era of a New Malaysia, where everybody is working together to rebuild the nation through institutional reforms.

He added that his lawyers have been instructed to take appropriate action against the individual who made these allegations, as well as against other perpetrators, while he would avail himself to all legal means at his disposal to expose the culprits.

“I will not submit to these cowardly acts and heinous attempts to distract the public from the pressing concerns of the nation and the successes of the Economic Affairs Ministry in the planning and implementation of national development policies that are sustainable and inclusive.

“I trust the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will take all necessary actions with regards to this matter,” he continued. — DayakDaily