Reports have been lodged with the police and Federal Territories Islamic Department (Jawi) over the sex videos purportedly featuring Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali.
Azmin’s political secretary ,Hilman Idham, lodged a police report on the minister’s behalf at Putrajaya this morning, before lodging a qazaf (false testimony) report with Jawi.
“We will give open cooperation to the police and Jawi on their investigations.
“I stress our confidence that this a false accusation and malicious libel, meant to tarnish the reputation, good name, and personality of the economic affairs minister,” Hilman told reporters after lodging the qazaf report.
Several videos of two men engaging in sexual activities have been circulated over the past three days.
Yesterday, Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz admitted to being one of the men in the video and claimed his partner was Azmin.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad also dismissed the videos as fake, claiming the perpetrators of having a political motive.
Haziq claimed today that Hilman had met him prior to his confession, in a bid to get him to deny that Azmin was in the video.
Hilman admitted to meeting Haziq at a restaurant in Putrajaya but declined to go into detail, saying all matters would be investigated by police.
In new Facebook post, ‘Haziq’ claims Azmin to be video recorder
He lamented the lack of support after purportedly trying to come clean on their alleged affair, which he said he would now have to bear alone while his partner would get off scot-free after receiving backing from even the prime minister.
“I am worried that more videos will be leaked and the luxury you have as a minister is deniability whereas my future is over. You even have the prime minister pledging his full support before any formal investigation had been done.
“Only the truth can set me free as I am concerned for the safety of my family and mine.”
The Haziq in the Facebook post also accused Azmin of being a “sick man” for video-recording the sexual acts on the past four occasions he listed.
The Facebook Haziq’s allegations are dubious as Santubong PKR leader Ahmad Nazib Johari and his division Youth wing chief Mohd Haziq have said the account may have been hacked and features an imposter in a political attack against Azmin.
Ahmad Nazib said he had closely observed the confession video and found that the man in the video differed from the real Haziq physically.
Azmin’s political secretary Hilman Idham also filed a police report this morning and told reporters in Putrajaya that he had met the real Haziq, but declined to disclose what they discussed.
He only said his police report contained the details of what transpired and he would let investigations proceed.
In his statement, Mohd Haziq said the only support he received after his admission was when Azmin’s political secretary, Hilman Idham, met him at a restaurant in Marriott Putrajaya.
However, he claimed that even this ended poorly when Hilman allegedly tried to convince the former to lie about the videos.
He further alleged that Hilman threatened him when he asked for time to consult his parents and consider his options
He then expressed disappointment that Azmin, whom he said he admired, allegedly chose to deny any involvement.
“I hope the public will see you as who you truly are — manipulative and having immense influence together with your henchmen Hilman, Afif, Zuraida and the rest of your inner circle that are motivated by greed and power,” he concluded.
In a press conference this afternoon, Hilman confirmed that he met Mohd Haziq after the scandal erupted but would not share details from this beyond saying he included the information in his police report on the matter.
Yesterday, Azmin rejected the videos as fake and described them as an attempt to end his political career.
In response, further videos were released to the media and Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders yesterday evening in a WhatsApp group named “Azmin Ali Part 2/4”, suggesting that two more releases were impending.
– Malay Mail