Anwar maintains his people not behind sex video

Anwar Ibrahim.

PETALING JAYA: Anwar Ibrahim, president of PKR, has once again denied that his supporters had been responsible for releasing video clips showing sex acts between a party member and another man alleged to be the party’s deputy president Azmin Ali.

“Rely purely on facts,” he said today when reporters asked about suggestions that his supporters were behind the video clips.

“We have a central problem here, we need to deal with it. It does not solve any problems by casting aspersions on anybody,” Anwar told reporters after a Hari Raya open house by the Malaysian Indian Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

When asked about the allegations, he said: “Why are you bringing it up? What evidence (do you have)? What nonsense is this? You should not listen, should not insinuate. (This is) very bad, libellous, slanderous and grossly unjust.

“We are sympathetic, but it does not make sense for us to cast aspersions on others without a shard of evidence. This is not a culture we promote, support or condone.”

He reiterated that PKR remained united despite the sex video affair. “I was in Sabah, all divisions attended. I was in Sarawak, all divisions attended too. They asked questions, it was a good meeting.”

When asked to comment on an Australian report that experts agreed the leaked sex videos did not show signs of digital alteration, Anwar reiterated that the party would leave the matter in the hands of the police.