KUALA LUMPUR – June 12, 2019: Despite a sworn confession by an individual in the gay sex tape allegedly featuring Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali , many Malaysians seemed unconvinced of the minister’s guilt.
The majority of those who commented on the scandal in social media voiced their suspicion that the sex tape which went viral yesterday was merely part of a ploy to destroy Azmin’s political career.
Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, who is a senior private secretary of Deputy Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin confessed on Facebook early this morning that he is one of the men featured in the sex tape with the other being Azmin, who is the economic affairs minister.
A commentator, Husin expressed his belief that Haziq’s confession was a slander to bring down Azmin politically.
“Haziq had sex with Azmin and then instead of trying to deny the video, he admitted his action but then said Azmin is not a competent leader. Correlation?
“Having gay sex =/= incompetent leader, I don’t know why but this looks nothing more than a slander to bring down Azmin,” wrote Husin through his Twitter account which has garnered 1.7 thousand retweets.
Meanwhile, Fahmi Ahmad felt that the confession video was fake as he pointed out that it instead appeared more like a declaration.
“The problem is, he (Haziq) confessed to performing oral sex as if he was declaring tomorrow is Aidilfitri. As if he is proud of his achievement, something is wrong with this guy (Haziq). Only kids would believe such a thing,” said Fahmi.
Another Twitter user Nur Qyira Yusri commented on how she failed to see the correlation between a sex video and claims of corruption by Haziq.
“”I had sex with him so please investigate him for corruption”. Sorry, but where even is the correlation?” questioned Qyira.
Meanwhile, Azmin broke silence on the scandal this afternoon, saying that it was merely a plot to destroy his reputation and character.
He strongly denied the allegation that he is one of the men featured in the sex video.
“This is nothing but a nefarious plot to assassinate my reputation and character in an attempt to destroy my political career,” he said in a statement.
“I utterly condemn this brand of gutter politics. It has no place in this era of New Malaysia, where we are working to rebuild the nation through institutional reforms,” he added.