Azmin Ali Has Responded To Allegations That He Is In A Sex Video Involving Two Men

"I categorically deny this vicious libel upon me."

In a statement released today, 12 June, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has denied that he is involved in a viral sex video involving two men, calling it a "vicious libel" and a "nefarious plot" to destroy his political career

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"I refer to the various media reports today publishing the allegations of an individual regarding a sex video purporting to implicate me. I categorically deny this vicious libel upon me," the statement reads. 

"This is nothing but a nefarious plot to assassinate my reputation and character in an attempt to destroy my political career."

The Minister of Economic Affairs alleged that the video is the latest in "a series of concerted attempts" to defame him, including incidents involving the safety of his family

"Judging from recent political developments, this is clearly the latest in a series of concerted attempts over the past few months to vilify me, which includes intimidation against the safety of my family and me in the final week of Ramadan, and vile and baseless accusations of corruption," the statement reads.

"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."

Azmin also noted that his lawyers have been instructed to take legal action against those who made the "abominable allegations"

The rest of the statement reads:

"I have instructed my lawyers to take the appropriate legal action against the individual who made these abominable allegations as well as against other perpetrators. I will avail myself of all legal means at my disposal to expose these culprits.

I will not submit to these cowardly acts and heinous attempts to distract the public from the pressing concerns of the nation and the successes of the Economic Affairs Ministry in the planning and implementation of national development policies that are sustainable and inclusive.

I trust the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will take all necessary action with regards to this matter."

Videos showing two men having intercourse was widely circulated on WhatsApp yesterday, causing a furore after it was alleged that one of them is a cabinet minister:

The plot thickened earlier today, when a man who called himself Haziq Abdul Aziz uploaded a video confessing that he is one of the men in the video and revealed lurid details about the encounter:

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