SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described the spreading of sex videos allegedly linked to a minister as having a political agenda.
He said the authenticity of the clips were questionable because now many parties were good in editing and producing pictures and videos like these clips.
“I don’t think this (videos and pictures) is true. This is put up by somebody with a political agenda. If you are going to lose, you see others likely to win, you show pornographic pictures. If it is going to be like that, every day can show pornographic pictures.
“After this you will see my pictures. Don’t do these dirty things. Keep politics a little bit cleaner,” he told reporters after attending the “Malam Sejuta Kenangan” event organised by Bersatu leaders at the Setia City Convention Centre here last night.
Dr Mahathir also questioned the true motive of the man who admitted that he was involved in the acts committed in the clips.
“This boy admitted; it is deliberate. Otherwise, he would not have admitted. Usually, the individual concerned would be shy to admit, but this one is not shy. What is the purpose?” he asked.
Asked whether he had met with the Cabinet minister concerned on the issue of the video, Dr Mahathir said he had met as usual today (yesterday) but it was only concerning the Cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile, asked on the existence of a power struggle in Parti Keadilan Rakyat following the sexual video, he said that he did not know about it.
“Such a method (dissemination of the sex video) should not happen in Malaysia. It’s too dirty,” he said curtly.
Meanwhile in Putrajaya, the political secretary to Minister of Economic Affairs, Muhamad Hilman Idham, yesterday lodged a police report over the viral sex video allegedly linked to the minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He filed the report at the Putrajaya police headquarters here.
When confirming the matter, Putrajaya police chief ACP Rosly Hasan said apart from the report, Muhamad Hilman also had his statement recorded to facilitate police investigation.
Rosly said the report and the recorded statement were then handed over to the investigating officer from Bukit Aman who was present yesterday.
Muhammad Hilman also lodged a Qazaf report (for falsely accusing someone of unlawful sexual relationship) at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department here to enable further investigation into the case. – Bernama