PKR state chief said to be among 3 held in sex video probe

Police say they will apply for an order to remand the three suspects tomorrow.

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested three PKR members in connection with the gay sex video scandal allegedly linked to party deputy president Azmin Ali.

Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed said the arrests were made in Pasir Gudang, Johor, at 2.30pm today.

“We will be applying for an order to remand the three suspects tomorrow,” he told FMT.

Separately, FMT learnt that a PKR state leader was among those arrested.

“We are wondering if he was trying to get out of the country,” a source familiar with the case said.

Another source told FMT the suspects may have been involved in masterminding the production or distribution of the video.

The sex video controversy intensified this afternoon when PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said political leaders and government officials who had been implicated in wrongdoing should take leave of absence.

This prompted Azmin to respond by telling Shamsul not to be a “hypocrite”.

The economic affairs minister had been implicated in the scandal last month by then Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Aziz, who said in a video confession he was one of the two men seen engaging in homosexual acts in several video clips that went viral on social media.

He alleged that the other man was Azmin, a claim the minister strongly rejected, saying it was part of a conspiracy to end his political career.