Azmin has denied being the person in the video, describing it as a“nefarious plot” to damage his reputation and destroy his political career. Photo: EPA

Malaysian police appear to clear Azmin Ali in gay sex scandal, point to ‘evil conspiracy’ behind video

  • Facial recognition technology has failed to identify the person seen in a leaked clip as the economic affairs minister
  • But the ‘leader of a political party’ paid ‘hundreds of thousands of ringgit’ to produce and distribute the video, police say
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Azmin has denied being the person in the video, describing it as a“nefarious plot” to damage his reputation and destroy his political career. Photo: EPA
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.