Dragged into a sex scandal, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today said he was acquainted with his accuser Haziq Aziz but only in passing as a fellow member of PKR.
Haziq had claimed Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, to be his partner after a series of sex videos went viral online.
“I know from afar because he is a party member,” he told reporters at a PKNS Raya gathering.
He said the man joined PKR when the party was in the Opposition and then “hopped” to the ruling side until it lost power.
Then he changed his mind and switched back when Pakatan Harapan won the general election last year.
“After we won, he hopped back to the Keadilan party. This is the character of an individual who is used in this defamation,” Azmin said.
He said his accuser exhibited the character of someone who had been manipulated.
He declined to comment when asked if he had any suspicions as to the identities of those behind the sex videos, saying he did not want to make any accusation without proof.