CID chief: Foreign analysis on sex video implicating minister completed

Federal Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur January 6, 2020. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
Federal Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur January 6, 2020. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — The police confirmed today that the foreign forensic analysis into a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has been done.

The police said they and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) will be making a joint statement soon on the matter.

“I saw that the media had covered several statements stating that the police should have identified [the men in the sex video] and the [forensic] report should have been received,” the police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said here.

“True, it is true. We received [the report] end of last year, and we have submitted the investigations papers to the AGC, and the AGC’s side would be making a press statement together with the police soon.”

In November, Huzir had said the police were expected to obtain the results from experts in the United States “by year’s end”.

“What was reported by several media which reported that we would be making an announcement, it’s not like that. What I said last time was that we would be obtaining the analysis report from foreign experts before end of the year. That is true that we received it before the end of the year, but it’s not necessary that I will be announcing about the report.

“I definitely did not state it that way,” he added.

Huzir said that the investigation papers on the sex video were submitted last year’s end to the AGC.

When pressed as to what the content of the analysis findings are, Huzir refused to divulge details, save for saying that the details would be announced jointly with the AG.

On November 20 last year, Malaysiakini reported Huzir saying that the police have sent a sex video allegedly linked to Azmin, to a United States-based university for analysis.

He reportedly said that the university’s digital forensics expert will determine if the video is authentic, before establishing the identities of those involved.

Former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz had confessed to being one of the two men in the controversial video released in June. He named Azmin as the other person.

Azmin has strongly denied the claim, saying it was aimed at killing his political career.

Previously, lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who is reportedly close to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had also called for the police to reveal the progress of the investigation to the public.

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