Your move now to uphold rule of law in gay sex video case, PKR MP tells govt

Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Karim.

PETALING JAYA: Fresh from quitting as Johor PKR chairman, Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Karim today urged the government to prove its commitment to upholding the rule of law in the issue of the gay sex videos targeting his party’s deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Hassan questioned the delay in action against Haziq Aziz, the former PKR man behind the shocking confession last month that he was one of the two men in the videos.

“I demand that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad carry out the duties entrusted to him by the people, based on the principles of rule of law and the supremacy of the constitution,” he said.

Hassan said the same principles should be followed by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador, adding that they must act “without fear or favour”.

He said the authorities already have a material witness who has confessed voluntarily to having had homosexual sex, a crime under the Malaysian Penal Code punishable by jail and caning.

“The police have had ample time to complete their probe and submit investigation papers to the prosecutors. One does not have to be a lawyer or legal expert to know that the ball is now in the court of the police chief and the AG as the chief prosecutor,” said Hassan, adding that the sex video affair had damaged the country’s reputation and “embarrassed 32 million Malaysians”.

Haziq, in his video confession last month, named Azmin as the other man in the clips – a claim which the economic affairs minister has strongly denied.

Haziq, who was PKR’s Santubong Youth chief, was subsequently stripped from his government job as a ministerial aide and expelled from the party.

He was arrested and held for a week amid police investigations into the videos.