Haziq Abdul Aziz (second from left) claimed he had a same-sex affair with Azmin Ali, the influential economic affairs minister. Photo: EPA

Haziq Abdul Aziz detained for role in Malaysian sex video implicating minister Azmin Ali

  • Haziq, a former political aide, claimed he had a same-sex affair with Azmin Ali, the influential economic affairs minister who is considered a potential successor to Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister, despite a pact for Anwar Ibrahim to take power
  • He and five others have been remanded for six days as part of police investigations
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Haziq Abdul Aziz (second from left) claimed he had a same-sex affair with Azmin Ali, the influential economic affairs minister. Photo: EPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.