They also want to know who was behind the videos that surfaced last month and have since gone viral. But it has to be established if the videos are genuine, and who is the mastermind behind the spread of the videos. The police on Sunday night arrested six people — including Mr Haziq and other PKR members — to assist in the investigation into the spread of the videos. The six are being investigated under Section B of the Penal Code, which punishes unnatural sexual relations, and Section of the Communications and Multimedia Act, concerning abuse of network facilities. All are being remanded until Saturday. Mr Haziq has confessed to being one of the two men involved in sexual acts in the videos, and had claimed the other was Datuk Seri Azmin.
Malaysia sex video: Accuser claims minister tried to cover up sex tryst
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It began when a video purportedly showing Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali having sex with a senior male civil servant started to make the rounds on Tuesday. Mr Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, the senior private secretary to the deputy minister of primary industries and commodities Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Aki, confessed that he was one of the men featured in the video clips. He also named the minister and said the videos were taken without his knowledge on May 11 during the Sandakan by-election. Mr Azmin vehemently denied the accusation and threatened legal action. Mr Azmin is deputy chief of PKR. Then yesterday came bombshell No 3. Mr Haziq yesterday accused Mr Azmin of trying to cover up their tryst, which he said had begun three years ago, by sending an aide to talk to him.
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In Malaysia, this takes various forms, from planting fake stories, to doctoring videos and pictures, and spreading rumours and innuendos. People love salacious drama and all too easily lap it up. Or a different allegation with the same narrative surrounding the named individual could surface.
As with earlier clips , the YouTube video, which may be removed for violating the video file-sharing site's community standards, shows two naked men in bed facing a television set playing a news broadcast. A couple of flashes emanate from the device's screen, akin to flashes when pictures are taken. This video, titled "Scandal Azmin Ali Full", appears to be the full version of various clips that have gone viral over the last few weeks. He has also been sacked as senior private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industries Minister. Mr Azmin has denied any involvement in the sex video and called it a nefarious plot to destroy his political career.