(File pix) Photo shows former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz. Pix by NSTP/Hafiz Sohaimi

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators probing a viral sex video case linked to a Cabinet minister do not have a specified deadline for the probe.

“Let the PDRM (Royal Malaysia Police) carry out their task before the results (of the investigation) are handed over to me and the Inspector-General of Police (Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador),” said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Bernama reported.

He said this when asked by reporters at a press conference here about the latest developments on an investigation into a viral gay sex video featuring former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and, allegedly, a Cabinet minister.

Abdul Hamid, meanwhile, said the investigation would require quite some time.

“We do not want any individual to be wrongly accused as a result of a hasty investigation and there are procedures to be followed.

“In addition, we have to be very careful in conducting the investigation which is in accordance with guidelines set by the Attorney General’s Chambers,” he said.

Last month, several video clips of two men engaging in sex acts were viralled via social media platforms. On June 12, Haziq confessed he was one of the men featured in the videos.

On another development, Muhyiddin said that a special task force formed to investigate the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat will receive an additional member; while a new individual will take over from Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Noor, who had volunteered to withdraw from the team.

The task force originally comprised six members led by former High Court judge Datuk Abd Rahim Uda.

Koh, 64, was reportedly abducted by a group of masked men while driving in Kelana Jaya, near here, on Feb 13, 2017; while Amri, 44, a co-founder of the Perlis Hope Welfare Association, went missing on Nov 24, 2016.

Last April, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) issued a report concluding that the Special Branch were involved in the disappearance of Koh and Amri. On May 23, Cabinet agreed to set up of a special task force to investigate the report. - Bernama