(File pic) Former Santubong PKR Youth leader Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and five others have been remanded for six days over the viral sex video implicating a federal minister. (NSTP/HAFIZ SOHAIMI)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Santubong PKR Youth leader Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz and five others have been remanded for six days over the viral sex video implicating a federal minister.

The remand order was issued by magistrate Namirah Hanum Mohamed Albaki today for investigation under the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 for distributing pornographic material.

Earlier, the six arrived at the court complex handcuffed together and were escorted by policemen to the courtroom.

Meanwhile, Haziq's lawyer, Ramesh Sivakumar when contacted declined to comment.

“I am not at liberty to make any statement on the matter, at least at this point in time.

“I will get back to you once I get instructions from my client,” he added.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador yesterday said police had identified the mastermind behind the production and circulation of the sex video.

He also did not rule out the possibility that there were politicians and non-governmental organisations involved in the case.

So far, he said, the police had recorded the statements from several witnesses and detained those who were suspected to have circulated the video.

Last month, media reported that several video clips showing two men engaging in homosexual acts had gone viral on social media. On June 12, Haziq confessed of being one of the two men in the video.