Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has expressed sympathy for the family of Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is allegedly linked to a sex video controversy.
Wan Azizah said she rejected any practice of 'gutter politics' as she had been through a similar experience.
“I reject this 'gutter politics' because I have been through it (and) I sympathise with Azmin’s family," she said when commenting on the confession by Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz that he was featured in the sex video.
Haziq also alleged that Azmin was the other man in the video, but the minister has categorically denied the allegation.
Wan Azizah stressed that there is no place for dirty politics as all parties needed to focus on developing the country.
“We Malaysians have to think more about everything because we want to develop our country,” she told reporters after the Aidilfitri open house hosted by her husband Anwar Ibrahim in his constituency of Port Dickson last night.
Meanwhile, Anwar, when asked about claims that the video was created by him and PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli, said such talk was slander.
“What's the reason for us to do such a thing? Some say it was due to a threat. What threat?” said the PKR president.