Malaysia gay sex video: Police investigating state assemblyman's involvement

Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth leader Haziq Aziz (centre) was among six individuals arrested by Malaysian police in connection with the viral sex videos implicating a minister.
Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth leader Haziq Aziz (centre) was among six individuals arrested by Malaysian police in connection with the viral sex videos implicating a minister.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KAJANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian police have widened their investigations in connection with the viral sex videos implicating a minister, including into the possible involvement of a state assemblyman, said police chief Abdul Hamid Bador.

When asked about the possibility that the five people arrested with former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth leader Haziq Aziz were connected to a state assemblyman, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said police were investigating the angle.

"We are investigating that possibility along with other aspects.

"We will explore all angles, including the mastermind behind the recording and spread of the video," he told a press conference after presenting the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara awards at the General Operations Force base in Semenyih on Tuesday (July 16).

Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid said action would be taken against those identified as being involved in the case.

"The process is still ongoing," he said.

According to the IGP, the police were taking the time to thoroughly investigate the case to ensure that justice was served and no innocent person was punished.

"We have sent the investigation papers a few times to the Attorney General's Chambers but they have sent it back with instructions to investigate further and collect more evidence.

"This is a complicated case as it involves elected representatives and politicians, so allow us time to properly investigate it," he said.

On Mr Haziq and the five other people arrested on Sunday night, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid said the police were in the midst of questioning them.

 
 

"Whether there will be more arrests will depend on the course of the investigation," he added.

Meanwhile, police have received a report from CyberSecurity Malaysia on the identity of the two men in the sex video.

CID director Huzir Mohamed said they had received the report but did not reveal its contents.

"We are going to discuss the matter with the Attorney General's Chambers.

"It is for the courts to decide who is captured in the video," he told reporters on Tuesday.

He said the six men arrested by police in connection with the video have been remanded for six days to help with investigations.