Gay sex vid rocks govt – another homosexual scandal


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Gay sex vids circulated on social media in Malaysia purport to show Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali in sex acts with another man. Colonial-era Malaysian laws threaten up to 20 years imprisonment for gay sex.

It’s déjà vu all over again for the south-east Asian country.

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Once again, a rising political star finds his political ascendancy under attack from accusations of homosexuality.

The same thing happened previously in Malaysia – with some of the same actors again involved in the drama.

Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad

Anwar Ibrahim served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993 to 1998 under long-time Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Seen as Mahathir’s natural successor as leader of the country, their relationship then broke down.

Then, Anwar ended up behind bars, convicted of sodomy.

After leaving prison Anwar served as Opposition leader from 2008 until 2015.

At that time, he found himself again accused of sodomy and returned to prison.

Now out of prison, and beneficiary of a royal pardon, Anwar serves in the government of former foe Mahathir.

In order to secure election back to the prime ministership, Mahathir promised to hand over power to Anwar during the term of the current government.

Mahathir is 93 years old.

The new gay sex vid scandal

Azmin, the minister implicated in the gay sex video, was previously regarded as Anwar’s protegee.

However, it appears the pair recently fell out.

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Rumours suggest Mahathir would prefer to pass power to Azmin, rather than Anwar.

On Wednesday morning, Haziq Aziz, an aide to a different cabinet minister, put his hand up in a Facebook video as the other man in the video.

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He claimed someone shot the video on May 11 in Azmin’s hotel room without his permission.

“I urge the MACC to investigate Azmin over allegations of corruption.” he said.

Deep Fake

Azmin Ali denied he was the person in the videos.

He described the videos  as “a nefarious plot” to assassinate his character and damage his reputation.

He spoke of concerted attempts to vilify him, including “vile and baseless accusations of corruption”.

QN Magazine reviewed the uncensored clips.

The two men in the clips bear a likeness to Azmin Ali and Haziq Aziz.

Interestingly, the videos appear very well produced. On Malaysian social media, commenters note the possibility of actors or alternatively, deep fake technology in the production of the vids.

Decriminalisation

More importantly commenters on Malaysian social media make the point, if the country decriminalised homosexuality, it would avoid all this pointless scandal.

 

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