A Malaysian political party on Wednesday (3 July) sacked a regional youth chief over a high-profile gay sex video scandal allegedly involving a cabinet minister. Footage purporting to show Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali having sex with another man has rocked Malaysia, where gay sex is illegal. Regional Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz last month revealed he was one of the people in the sex video. He also said authorities should investigate Azmin for corruption.
In Malaysia, people widely believe the other of the two naked men having sex in a hotel room is Azmin. Azmin’s office maintains that the video clips are fake. Police arrested Aziz at on June 14 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Authorities since released him on bail. On Wednesday, PKR disciplinary board chairman said Aziz had breached party discipline.
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