KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy President of PKR Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that he only knows the Private Secretary of Deputy Minister of Primary Industry Muhammad Haziq Ali from far.
“I know him from far as he is a party member, he had also jumped ship to join the opposition and when we win, he shifted back to Keadilan.
“This is the character of the individual being ‘used’ for this slander,” he said while looking calm when the journalists asked if he knew the man who claimed to have sexual encounters with him in the two series of videos which went viral recently.
This is also his first statement to the media on the gay sex video issue. Earlier, Mohamed Azmin only deny the incident through a statement.
He did not want to elaborate further on the accusations made by the Santubong Keadilan Youth Chief but would like to give his full attention to his responsibilities at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
He also emphasized that he did not want to make any accusations on the culprits who produced and distributed the videos.
He said, he has been given a huge mandate by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to ensure the growth of the country besides attracting more investments and trade.
He also did not want to think of who Mahathir will appoint to replace him.
“I cannot make any speculations on the matter. My main focus is to ensure the economics grow and investments increase.
“I am too busy with my work and responsibilities at the ministry. It’s my huge responsibility.
“Those who knows me since my days in Selangor know that I seldom talk about politics as I want to give my best service.
“Who the Prime Minister appoints to replace me is his absolute rights.
“He has the rights to appoint anyone whom he thinks is deserving and the most important part is, well accepted by the people,” he added.
Two days ago, several ‘intimate’ pictures and videos of a man who looks like Mohamed Azmin were distributed to the public.
Yesterday morning, Muhammad Haziq published a sworn testimony that he is the man in the video and he claimed that the former Menteri Besar of Selangor is not a good leader.
This morning, the Political Secretary of Azmin lodged a police report on the sex video which implicated the Minister of Economic Affairs. -MalaysiaGazette