Azmin says he knows the identity of mastermind behind sex videos

PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali speaks to the media after a prayer session at the Selangor MB’s official residence in Shah Alam, July 21, 2019 — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Mohamed Ali speaks to the media after a prayer session at the Selangor MB’s official residence in Shah Alam, July 21, 2019 — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

SHAH ALAM, July 21 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said tonight that he knows the identity of the mastermind behind the circulation of the sex video which implicated him.

He, however, declined to name the person as the matter is still under police investigation.

“I cannot reveal the name because it is still under investigation; let’s wait for the probe to be completed.

“But since day one (when video was distributed) I have suspected internal (party) elements,” he told reporters after attending a special prayer session to reject gutter politics against him at the residence of Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari here.

Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, said he would continue to cooperate with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to champion the party’s agenda.

He said there was no reason for him to deny the working relationship despite their recent war of words over the video controversy.

“Datuk Seri Anwar and I will continue to cooperate because he is the president and I am his deputy; do not provoke us as we have been together for many decades (in the party struggle),” he said.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has said investigation showed that the video was likely authentic but the facial recognition analysis could not link it to the person implicated in the scandal.

Azmin urged the party leadership to avoid squabbling and to reject gutter politics.

“The people gave the mandate to Pakatan Harapan not to quarrel... we have to reject dirty politics because the people are fed up with such matters and I urge the media to be together with us in disseminating the correct information,” he added. — Bernama