Malaysia’s Anwar denies sex tape allegation, sees political plot


KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denied on Monday that he was the man filmed having sex with an unidentified woman, describing the allegation as a “malicious slander” designed to discredit him politically.
The charges could tarnish the reputation of the former deputy premier, who is already involved in a protracted legal battle involving allegations that he had sex with a former male aide, and undermine the opposition’s efforts to stem a recent slide in its popularity.
In the 30-minute video footage which was shown to a group of journalists in a hotel in the Malaysian capital on Monday, a couple was seen having sex in a hotel room on Feb 21, local newspaper The Star reported.
The report did not identify Anwar by name but described the man as a “high profile member of parliament” and there have been suggestions that the man caught on tape resembled the former deputy prime minister.