Azmin points to the Philippines connection in sex videos scandal

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

SHAH ALAM: Mohamed Azmin Ali today said he was convinced that several gay sex video clips targeted at him were the work of certain PKR members with links to the Philippines.

This comes four days after the police arrested Sarawak PKR member Haziq Aziz at klia2 on his way to board a flight to Manila.

“Let the people judge. Now the perception about who is behind this slander and conspiracy has become clear,” Azmin told reporters while attending a signing ceremony for an affordable homes project here today.

There has been speculation that a state-level party leader has been missing since last week, which was when several clips showing two men engaging in homosexual acts went viral on social media.

Haziq, who is an aide to Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, named himself and Azmin as the pair in the videos, a charge strongly denied by the PKR deputy president.

Several PKR-linked WhatsApp groups have named the “missing person” as the party’s Perak chief, Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.

But Perak PKR deputy chairman MA Tinagaran denied rumours of Farhash’s disappearance, saying he has been in constant touch with him.

“I have been made to understand that Farhash is still on holiday but is closely following political developments in the country.

“But on the issue of the videos involving Haziq, why is Farhash being pursued and his whereabouts sensationalised?” he asked.

Haziq is reportedly being investigated for various offences, including carnal intercourse against the order of nature and distribution of obscene material.

Azmin meanwhile has threatened to take legal action over the claims implicating him in the videos, saying they are aimed at killing his political career.