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PKR rejects heinous and dirty politics — Anwar

PETALING JAYA (June 12): Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) rejects any form of heinous and dirty politics hurled at the party's deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the country now should give more focus on economic and social development issues and not be dragged into the heinous political game.

“The meeting today was to find a consensus. There is no more quarrel because right from the start the party and I believe our friends in Pakatan Harapan (PH) also reject heinous politics which is called ‘gutter politics’ hurled at anyone,” he said said at a media conference after attending the meeting of the PKR Political Bureau, here yesterday.

“This is not a new thing, we only had a long discussion to reach a consensus on how to deal with the matter and look at the facts from the legal aspect so that we don't affect the investigation being carried out,” he said.

Anwar said the PKR fully supported the investigation by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the allegations hurled at Mohamed Azmin and hoped that the process would be carried out fairly and thoroughly.

A sex video which went viral in social media purportedly involved Mohamed Azmin, who is also the Minister of Economic Affairs, along with an accusation that a company's money was channelled into an account belonging to the Minister.

Anwar also said that there would be no changes with regard to Mohamed Azmin’s position in PKR.

The Member of Parliament for Port Dickson hoped that Mohamed Azmin and family would be strong in facing the challenges they were going through currently.

“In a telephone interview yesterday, Mohamed Azmin apologised for not attending the meeting today as he wanted to give space for the party to discuss the issue but he gave several views to convey to the party,” he said.

Replying to a question, Anwar said so far he did not have any evidence that what was happening was being masterminded by a party member.

To another question, he said for the moment no action would be taken against the PKR member, Muhammad Haziq Abdul Aziz, who claimed that he was the individual in the sex video.

“We make this decision first. We will sit down for a discussion in the near future. Today there is no decision yet because we studied other implications and do not want the matter to be disturbed,” Anwar said.

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