Malaysia’s Minister of Economic Affairs Azmin Ali. Photo: KY Cheng/SCMP

‘I categorically deny this vicious libel’: Malaysian minister Azmin Ali condemns gay sex video as attempt to ruin his reputation

  • Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali claimed the video and accompanying accusations of corruption were the latest in a series of concerted attempts over the past few months to vilify him
  • He said his lawyers would take legal action against the culprits
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Malaysia’s Minister of Economic Affairs Azmin Ali. Photo: KY Cheng/SCMP
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (second from right) said on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting he did not know anything about the video and could not comment. Photo: Facebook

Malaysian minister implicated in gay sex video, prompting comparisons with Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy scandal

  • Politician Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz from Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR claimed to be the other man in the video. He named the minister and said he was unfit to hold a government position
  • Analysts said the move to sully the cabinet minister’s reputation came from a tried and tested playbook, referring to the sodomy accusations that blighted Anwar in the 1990s
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (second from right) said on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting he did not know anything about the video and could not comment. Photo: Facebook
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