6 including Haziq remanded in gay sex video probe

Former Santubong PKR Youth leader Haziq Aziz. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today obtained remand orders for six individuals including former Santubong PKR Youth leader Haziq Aziz, after they were arrested last night in connection with an investigation into a series of gay sex videos targeted at Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

FMT has learnt that they are being investigated under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the distribution of pornographic materials.

All of them were brought to the Magistrate’s Court in Jalan Duta here and will spend the next six days in police custody.

It is understood that at least one of them is a PKR divisional leader in Selangor.

When contacted, a Bukit Aman officer close to the investigation declined to elaborate.

Inspector-General of Police Hamid Bador said yesterday that the police had identified those behind the distribution of the clips.

He said several of them had been arrested and released although he did not know how many had been nabbed.

He also said the police were narrowing down the suspects who had distributed the clips on social media.

“There are a few more things that need to be done, based on the instructions of the prosecutor. The Attorney-General’s Chambers wants us to record more statements,” he said, adding that police needed to go back and forth to Sandakan, which would take time.