KANGAR: POLICE are looking at several angles, including the possibility of conspiracy in regard to the confession by Muhammad Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz over the sex video clip involving two men in a homosexual act, which was recorded and shared on social media recently.
Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said the investigation team probing the case would investigate if Haziq, who is Santubong PKR Youth chief, was telling the truth when he made the Facebook confession.
“Police will investigate whether the person who made the accusation was telling the truth or that he was coerced, as well as the possibility of a conspiracy or otherwise,” he said after the opening ceremony of the state police headquarters’ new building here yesterday.
The building was officiated by Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail who was accompanied by his wife, Raja Perempuan Perlis, Tuanku Tengku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid.
Hamid said police would summon all parties, including “the person who made the accusation and the individual being accused” to facilitate investigations into the clips.
He said investigation into the case would also look into the authenticity of the pictures and videos.
On Wednesday, Haziq said he was one of the two men shown having sex in the video.
He also accused Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali as the other person and that the latter was the one who recorded the video.
Hamid also confirmed Haziq, who was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport when the latter was attempting to board a flight to Manila, the Philippines, on Friday, would be released on police bail.
He refused to comment on whether Haziq had wanted to seek refuge in other countries prior to his arrest.
“Once investigation into the case has been completed, police will submit the investigation paper to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide on the next course of action.”
In Kuala Lumpur, Azmin has promised to give his cooperation to the police and urged all parties from interfering with the investigation process.
The PKR deputy president said he would continue his duties in the government and as a PH leader despite requests made by several quarters for him to take a break from his duties.
“I remain focused on my job as the economic affairs minister.
“I am here to support the prime minister, and we will continue to move forward to deliver to the people,” he said at an event at Bukit Antarabangsa Mosque yesterday.
Haziq was released on police bail at 5.45pm yesterday.
Earlier, he was taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a check-up and was accompanied by a team of lawyers.
It is learnt that Haziq was undergoing an examination as required by the police’s investigation into his claim that he is one of two men in the viral sex video.
Haziq is being investigated under Section 292 of the Penal Code for the sale or otherwise of obscene material; and Section 504 of the same act for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.
“He is also being investigated under Section 377B for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature, and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for the
improper use of network facilities,” Federal Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed said in a statement.
Bernama reported that Haziq’s boss, Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, in a statement, confirmed that he had his statement recorded by the police.
The Hang Tuah Jaya member of parliament said he spent almost five hours at the Melaka police headquarters on Friday to provide his statement on the case.