Resigning over sex scandal not our way

Resigning over sex scandal not our way

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has brushed notions that leaders implicated in sex scandals need not resign as it is not Malaysia’s way of doing things.

“There is no necessity (for him to go) simply because people in another country do this.

“I know in one country if a plane crashes in an airfield the minister of transport resigns or throw himself out of a train,” he said.

“But it is not our way,” he told media at the sidelines after attending the Asia Oil and Gas Conference.

He said this in view of the gay sex scandal implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Former private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, Haziq Aziz has openly admitted that he was the other man in the video clip

Over the weekend, Bersatu supreme council member Tan Sri Kadir Jasin blogged that leaders who are implicated in scandals would resign.

“This was a deliberate attempt to affect the future of Azmin. I don’t think he is so stupid to do that and get caught in pictures like that,” said Mahathir, who is also Bersatu chairperson.

“While we have done away with the (Anti-)Fake News Act, sometimes we feel somebody must take action against fake news,” he said.