No rush in investigating viral sex video case, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.

KANGAR: Police need time to determine whether the viral sex video implicating a minister is authentic or not, said Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.

He said police had not obtained any leads yet on the authenticity of the sex video clips, adding that police need time and space to investigate the case.

“For this case, I am not taking any unusual stand.

“Every report on criminal acts should be assessed first and an investigation paper will only be opened after we are confident that there are criminal elements.

“I also do not pressure the investigating officers because we take a step-by-step approach while actions are in various forms,” he said today.

Hamid was speaking to reporters after the opening of the new Perlis police contingent headquarters by the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail.

Perlis Menteri Besar Azlan Man and Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin were also present.

Hamid said the investigation into the sex video case would be conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with police standard operating procedures.

Yesterday, police arrested Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz to help in the investigation into the case.

“We want to know whether he was forced or made the disclosure voluntarily.

“Who else will be called for their statements to be taken will depend on the progress of the investigation,” he said.

In his speech, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin urged the police to work hard to improve their image since of late there had been many cases of wrongdoings involving police which were exposed in social media and which were exploited by irresponsible people.

“I want all police personnel to learn from this and be responsible for strengthening their identity and positive values to restore the glory of the police force,” he said.