Man in alleged Malaysian minister gay sex video confesses, names minister

Mr Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz also named the minister and said he was not fit to be a leader.
Mr Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz also named the minister and said he was not fit to be a leader.PHOTO: HAZIQ AZIZ/FACEBOOK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A senior Malaysian government official has confessed that a gay sex video that has been widely shared online featured  himself and a Cabinet minister.

Mr Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, the senior private secretary to a deputy minister, named the Cabinet minister involved and said he was not fit to be a leader.

"I, Haziq Haziz, (am) making a sworn confession that I am the individual with (the minister) in the video which was widely shared online yesterday."

"The video was taken without my permission on May 11 during the Sandakan by-election in (his) room at Hotel Four Points,"  Mr Haziq, 27,  said in a video on his Facebook page early Wednesday morning (June 12).

"I urge the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) to investigate (him) for corruption. He is not an individual who is qualified to be a leader," said Mr Haziq who works under the deputy minister of primary industries and commodities, Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin.

Video clips and several lewd photos of two men began spreading via WhatsApp early this week.  

One of the men, who appeared to be engaging in sexual acts, resembles a Cabinet minister. Section 377 of the Malaysian Penal Code criminalises the act of sodomy but has not been used to prosecute homosexual couples. 

The Syariah laws of each state, on the other hand, criminalise homosexuality and are applicable to all Muslims.

 

Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam has lodged a police report over the matter, saying: "I want the police to investigate the authenticity of the videos, who has been spreading the videos, and also the 'actors' involved."

He added that their "acting was not very good".