KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has given his statements to the police on the distribution of gay sex video implicating himself.
The statements were taken to assist police investigation into the case after his political secretary, Muhammad Hilman Idham lodged a report on the viral sex video linking the Minister of Economic Affairs with the Santubong PKR Youth Chief, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.
His lawyer, N. Surendran said, the minister’s office has been contacted by the police on 16 June for Azmin to record his statements as part of the investigation.
“Yesterday, 17 June, Dato ‘Seri Mohamed Azmin has given his statements to the police, to assist them into the investigation,” he said in a statement this morning.
According to Surendran, the distribution of the gay sex video is slander towards Azmin, with the motive of launching political attacks against the latter.
He said, there are clear signs of organised and systematic attempts to destroy the reputation of the minister with false attacks and ill intentions.
The perpetrators have access to the personal data of the party members, sophisticated means and clear political agenda, he added.
“We believe that the police can resolve this and identify suitable measures against these perpetrators in accordance to the law,” he said.
Several intimate photos and videos of an individual resembling the minister were distributed on 11 June.
Besides that, several foreign banking transactions involving Maybank and Deutsche Bank amounting to several hundred thousands of US dollars were also being distributed along with the videos.
The photos and videos were being shared through a WhatsApp group entitled, ‘Jemputan Hari Raya’ (Hari Raya Invitation).
The issue became more complex when the other man seen in the intimate videos resembling the cabinet minister came forward to make a sworn statement.
In his confession, Haziq Aziz said that he was the man in the gay sex video with the minister.
Haziq is the Senior Private Secretary to the Deputy Minister of Primary Industry, Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin.
He alleged that the video was recorded on 11 May in a hotel room in Sandakan without his knowledge. -MalaysiaGazette