PKR lawmaker Azmizam Zaman Huri has questioned the speed with which Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam reacted to a sex video targeting a minister.
“Looking at Lokman’s swift response, it is a well-prepared script. It was really fast, does he not sleep? The video came in at 1am.
“I am intrigued by Lokman’s response,” the Pelabuhan Klang assemblyperson told Malaysiakini.
The video clip, which shows two men getting intimate, was systematically circulated to journalists and political party members around 1.25am yesterday.
They were added into several WhatsApp groups by individuals using unknown phone numbers before the three-part video clip was uploaded.
Also circulated to these groups were allegations of payments made to the minister in question.
Lokman issued a press statement at 10am the same day to say that he would be lodging a police report over the video as well as a report to the MACC on the alleged payments.
‘Not from PKR’
Azmizam also told Malaysiakini that the smear campaign did not originate from within PKR and instead pinned the blame on the opposition.
“I am 100 percent confident the video was edited. It is impossible that the minister is like that.
“It is aimed at taking the minister down, but they’ve made a mistake because I know him and he is not like that,” he said.
“Most PKR members don’t believe it’s him, because we know him. It’s impossible that he would be with a man.”
“This culture of slander has persisted for a long time. Even PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has been linked with things like this, and I have never believed it.
The lawmaker added that it was clear to him that the video was poorly edited.
“It is clear the video was not professionally edited, it was amateurish, the lighting kept changing and the face was expressionless…
“With technology these days, there are all kinds of software that can superimpose someone’s face,” he said.