Confirmation by cops that sex video is authentic enough, says Umno sec-gen

Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa.

PETALING JAYA: Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa has criticised the authorities after Inspector General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said the identity of those in a gay-sex video targeting a federal minister could not be confirmed.

Annuar said the mere fact that Hamid had confirmed that the video is very likely authentic was enough.

“The video is authentic but they can’t identify the person’s face. If it’s a thief, you can identify him very fast.

“Stop acting. The people are not stupid,” he said after attending the Kota Raja Umno divisional meeting today.

“But it’s enough that the video is real. As for identifying the person, let the people identify him.

“We were worried that the video was not real. We were concerned that the latest technology was used (to make the video).”

On Thursday, Hamid revealed that viral video clips showing two men engaging in sex acts were most likely authentic although the identities of the men could not be determined.

Haziq Aziz, head of Santubong PKR Youth, had admitted last month that he was one of two men in the video shown to be engaging in sex acts.

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

On a separate matter, Annuar said he had received instructions from Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to meet all party leaders, including Khairy Jamaluddin and Nazri Aziz.

The two MPs had openly criticised former prime minister Najib Razak, after he was appointed Barisan Nasional adviser.

“I will meet each of them and invite them to come together to build a strong Umno. The president has given me permission to meet everyone.”

He also said a meeting between Umno and PAS on the unity of the “ummah” has been completed and they were now waiting to sign an agreement on cooperation between the two parties.