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AG can’t proceed with gay sex video case due to low resolution

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – January 9, 2020: The Attorney-General’s Chambers will not take further action in the case of the homosexual video which had dogged Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali since last June.

Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the authorities were, for the second time, unable to identify the individuals in the video, despite a public confession by former PKR lower level politician Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz that the duo in the video were him and Azmin.

“Because of Cyber Security’s (CS) inconclusive findings June], the police had sent the videos to be independently analysed by forensic experts in the US. The police received the result of the second analysis in December.

“The independent report confirmed CS’ findings, amongst others, that the inability to identify the individuals in the videos is primarily due to the low resolution and quality and the relatively few number of video frames in which the suspect is clearly visible.

“Upon reviewing evidence as presently gathered and submitted by the police to this Chambers (AGC), my deputy public persecutors unanimously recommended to me that no charges be proffered,” said Thomas in a statement today.

Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, has consistently denied any involvement and that he knew the mastermind behind its circulation. He however never named anyone as he said the matter was under police investigation.

The controversy had strained the relationship between Azmin and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after the latter asked Azmin to go on leave.

Azmin however retorted that Anwar should take a look in the mirror as he himself was a subject of much similar gossip previously. The talk was that the circulation of the videos was a ploy to stop Azmin from becoming the next prime minister instead of Anwar.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.