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Anwar Ibrahim accepts IGP's statement 'Azmin not the person in sex video'

  • Sarban Singh

    The Star/ Asia News Network

Port Dickson, Malaysia   /   Sat, July 20, 2019   /   08:28 pm
Anwar Ibrahim accepts IGP's statement 'Azmin not the person in sex video'  Anwar Ibrahim (AFP/Daisuke Suzuki)

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) accepts the statement purportedly by Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador that PKR deputy president Seri Azmin Ali is not involved in the recent sex video scandal, says PKR president  Anwar Ibrahim.

"While accepting that the police investigation is ongoing and the statement by the IGP on July 19, PKR accepts that the party's deputy president Azmin Ali is not involved in the sex video distributed recently," he said.

However, Anwar's statement appears to stretch what the IGP actually said. 

According to Abdul Hamid, CyberSecurity Malaysia had confirmed that the sex video was authentic. However, he said the agency could not identify the two men in the footage.

Anwar, in his statement, also said the police should be allowed to complete their probe.

"I would like to reiterate that Keadilan strictly rejects gutter politics," he said whilst reading from a prepared statement.

"On the allegations that there are members and party leaders involved in the distribution of the video, PKR will not hesitate to take action according to the party constitution if any members are  involved and convicted by law," he said.

Anwar was flanked by several party leaders at the media conference held at the sidelines of the party's three-day retreat here.

Asked if this meant he was glad Azmin had been exonerated, Anwar said the party viewed the IGP's statement positively.

"We are glad that he said the initial investigations (if Azmin was involved in the sex video) have been negative.

"We do not wish to pre-empt anything, and the police should be allowed to wrap up their probe.

"We are glad with the assertion that Azmin is not involved based on the facial recognition process, which has turned out to be negative as they can't establish the characters in the sex clip" he said.