Anonymous individuals have released another video clip implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali in a sex scandal this evening.
This 1 minute and 29 second video appeared to be set in the same room and involved the same individuals as the first three video clips that appeared on Tuesday morning.
The same modus operandi was used to disseminate the video clips. The anonymous individuals would set up WhatsApp messaging groups and invite PKR personalities and journalists.
Some of these groups were initiated by individuals using pseudonyms. One called itself “Najib Razak” while another was called “Azadi Bin Jaafar”.
The real Najib Abdul Razak has denied involvement.
In all, Malaysiakini is aware of at least five of such groups that have been set up with separate cell phone numbers, all of which had the carrier prefix “011”.
The WhatsApp groups appeared to have emerged simultaneously at approximately 6.55pm.
The video clip ended with a text overlay which claimed that the video was recorded at room “2526” at Four Point Hotel, Sandakan on May 11 between 1am to 2am.
More to come?
The WhatsApp groups are named “Azmin Ali Part 2/4,” indicating that the perpetrators are planning to release more video clips.
The video clip was not shared in all the WhatsApp groups.
Azmin, the PKR deputy president, earlier denied involvement in the first three video clips, which were released at about 1.25am on Tuesday.
He described it as a diabolical plot to destroy his political career.
While the first three video clips released on Tuesday morning were all 1 minute and 35 seconds long, the latest clip is 1 minute and 29 seconds long.
It would appear that the same two individuals appeared in the latest video.
Prior to Azmin’s denial, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, senior private secretary to Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, claimed to have been the other man in the video.
Haziq also urged the MACC to investigate Azmin. MKINI
Azmin’s aide to lodge reports over gay sex clips
A POLICE report will be lodged on behalf of Mohamed Azmin Ali over gay sex clips implicating the economic affairs minister, said his political secretary.
Hilman Idham said he will lodge the report in Putrajaya tomorrow morning, after which he will lodge a “qazaf” report with Islamic authorities.
“The ‘qazaf’ report will be lodged with the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department to clear Azmin’s name,” he told reporters after a prayer session in support of the minister in Shah Alam tonight.
“Qazaf” refers to the shariah offence of accusing a Muslim of illicit sex without there being four witnesses to the act, as required by Islamic law.
“We have discussed this with our lawyers and party leaders, and have decided to take these actions.”
Several clips of two men having sex have been making the rounds since yesterday. One of the men bears a strong resemblance to Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president.
Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdul Aziz this morning “confessed” to being one of the individuals in the clips, and named the other as Azmin.
Later in the day, Azmin issued a statement, denying that he is in the clips, and saying his lawyers will take action against Haziq and others making the claim.
Haziq, who is also principal private secretary to Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, said the clips were taken “without his consent” in a hotel room in Sandakan on May 11. THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT
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