KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Norman Abdul Halim denies allegations that he was involved in producing the gay sex video purportedly of Santubong AMK chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and someone said to resemble Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
While Haziq Abdullah has come out with a confession that it was him in the video, Mohamed Azmin has denied the allegation he was the other individual in the clips.
Norman, who is also KRU Studios Sdn Bhd Managing Director in a statement said he was shocked and saddened when several friends sent him the link to a blog post linking him to several politicians in an alleged conspiracy behind the clips.
Norman or Norman KRU as he is more popularly known as, said just because he was previously photographed with several PKR leaders, namely its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil, as well as Haziq, did not mean he was involved in the making of the clips.
"Personally, I have not seen these videos therefore I am not qualified to comment too much on it. I strongly deny my involvement in the production of the video," he said.
Earlier, a blog post uploaded a photo of the four of them with other individuals after a screening of Avengers:Endgame on May 4.
The article attempted to depict Norman, Anwar and Fahmi as the masterminds who could have conspired to spread the clips.
Another individual commented, "Ada director, ada producer, ada actor dan ada teknologi pun boleh buat cerita Abangjer Endgeligeleman jugak kan? Aku rasa dalam citer ni Thanuar atau Ironmin akan mati, atau ikut Avengers Endgame dua-dua kaput?"
(There's a director, a producer, an actor and technology, can also make a movie like 'Abangjer Endgeligeleman'. I think in this movie, will Thanuar or Ironmin die, or it will follow Avengers Endgame where both will perish?)
The remark was then posterised and shared online, in what appears to be an attempt to link it to the spread of the sex clips.
Norman maintained he does not know Haziq Abdullah and on May 4, was invited together with his wife and children by a senior officer from Anwar's office to watch Avengers:Endgame.
"After watching the film, we spontaneously posed for a group photo before dispersing. With this explanation, I hope no other parties will link me in this issue," he said.
Meanwhile, Norman added that he couldn't comment on whether the video was original or fake.
However, he said, from the technical aspect as well as taking into consideration the latest technology, the creation of a video without involving an intended individual could be made with realistic image rendering.
"Apart from using special visual effects via software, the use of 'body double', special effects and make-up could make someone appear like another individual.
"If the duration of the clip is short, the picture or visual is blurry, with low resolution visuals edited from various angles, it is easier to produce a convincing clip with the techniques I mentioned.
"However, should a video be made using these techniques I mentioned, it will involve many quarters and would not be easy to keep it a secret, especially when it involves a high-profile individual," he added.