IGP lied about gay-sex video, says Umno’s Lokman

Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam.

PETALING JAYA: Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam said today he will take legal action against the national police chief after Indonesian experts confirmed the authenticity of a gay-sex video targeting a federal minister.

“The evidence presented shows that the IGP lied to Malaysians,” he said in a video posted on Facebook, referring to the Inspector-General of Police, Abdul Hamid Bador.

“We are confident that the IGP is protecting a criminal. He cannot protect Haziq as he had admitted to it,” said Lokman. Haziq Aziz, head of Santubong PKR Youth, had admitted last month that he was one of two men in the video who were shown to be engaging in sex acts.

He had named Azmin as the other person in the video, a claim strenuously denied by Azmin, who is economic affairs minister.

Lokman said he was currently in discussions with his lawyer about taking legal action against Hamid.

He said he would also report the matter to the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission. A Bill has been tabled in the Dewan Rakyat to pave the way for the setting up of the oversight body.

Earlier today, Lokman had said forensic experts in Indonesia had confirmed the authenticity of the video recording and had said there was no evidence of it being manipulated or edited.

Lokman also said a copy of the 18-page report will be handed to opposition leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “So he can use this (the report) in Parliament to push for Azmin’s resignation.”

Two days ago, the IGP had revealed that Malaysian experts held that the video was very likely to be authentic.

However he had said the facial recognition process results were “negative and the person in the video cannot be linked to the individual in question”.