Malay leader denies man in YouTube sex video is her husband

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (ANI): The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR or the People's Justice Party) President Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has insisted that the man shown on a sex video posted on YouTube is not her husband Anwar Ibrahim.

Adressing a press conference at her home in Segambut Dalam, Dr Azizah said that she had watched the short video clip on Monday with her family.

"It is not him. It is clear that the body and physique of the actor in the video is extremely different from that of Anwar," The Star quoted her, as saying.

"This is strengthened by the fact that for over a year now he has been accompanied by his children whenever he exercises and undergoes physiotherapy as part of the recuperative measures for his injured spine," she added.

Following the incident, three men have reportedly claimed responsibility for the screening of the sex video. The trio, who called themselves Datuk T, are former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer Shuaib Lazim. Eskay had earlier admitted to the media that he was also in the video.

During the press conference, Dr Azizah, her daughter Nurul Izzah and DAP national chairman Karpal Singh also condemned the lack of action against the Datuk T trio, and urged the authorities to arrest them immediately.

Anwar has already lodged a police report saying that he is not the man in the video.

"Now, the video has been distributed. And whether the person looks like me or not, I don't care. It wasn't me," the paper quoted him, as saying.

The clip does not show any sexual act in detail as only beginning of the original 22-minute recording have been seen playing on the site. It shows a man wrapped in a towel walking around in a room in the presence of another man dressed in slacks and a short-sleeved shirt. A woman with Chinese features is seen sitting on a bed wearing a tube dress before going to the bathroom and emerging only in a towel.

A sentence in Thai language could be seen across the screen, raising speculation that the video was uploaded in Thailand.

Meanwhile, YouTube has removed the sex video citing violation of its policy on 'nudity and sexual content'. (ANI)