Gay Sex Video Authentic, but Identities of Men Cannot Be Confirmed

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CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is authentic, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police, however, said the agency could not identify the two men in the footage.

“The video and who are those in it are not within my jurisdiction. So we sent it to CyberSecurity to determine if the video is authentic and if CyberSecurity could ascertain who are in it.

“The answer we received…they (CyberSecurity) said ‘authentic’ (tulen) but they cannot be 100% certain who are in it,” he told RTM’s Bicara Politikonomi on Wednesday (July 17) night.

As the country’s top cop, Abdul Hamid said he could not simply make statements based on the findings because it would be subjected to court proceedings if the matter is brought to justice.

“I hope people will understand the constraints that I am facing in my responsibilities as the IGP.

“As I said before, this is a difficult case that cannot be resolved in one, two, or even three weeks,” he said.

“There are those who pressure me…(asking) is there a timeframe (to complete the investigations). It is not for me to decide.

“Two weeks ago, they asked me the same question (on the timeframe). I replied that investigations are being carried out in an active manner. Following this, there were several arrests,” he added.

Previously, Abdul Hamid had said that police are exploring all angles in the investigation.

“Due to the complexity of the case, we are thoroughly investigating it.

“We cannot rush the investigation. Allow us to properly investigate the matter,” he had said.

Abdul Hamid said Bukit Aman was conducting the investigation with the utmost transparency and professionalism.

“We did not receive any political pressure or directive from any parties.

“We are investigating the matter without fear or favour,” he told reporters.

“I’ve made it very clear there is no interference from anyone, nor is there specific pressure on me, nothing at all.

“We are very free to conduct our own investigation according to a standard operating procedure,” he said.