PKR has failed to produce a man who is said to resemble its adviser, Anwar Ibrahim in a sex video, much to the chagrin of about 5,000 opposition supporters in Bukit Mertajam last night.

PKR candidate for the Sungai Acheh state seat Badrul Hisham Shahrin or Chegubard said an effort to produce the man as promised was in vain for he was arrested by the authorities in Bukit Kayu Hitam.

“I got a call at 6 o’clock today from Pakatan executive secretary Ahmad Shabrini Mohamed Sidek who told me that an entourage along with the individual concerned was detained in Bukit Kayu Hitam and this denies Anwar’s involvement in the sex video.

“We are getting closer to knowing where the location of the video recording is, apart from investigations confirming the existence of a man who resembles Anwar,” Badrul Hisham told the crowd after a hajat (wish) prayer at Madrasah An Nadhoh, Kampung Petani, Kubang Semang last night.

Badrul Hisham, who is also Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia chief coordinator, also played the recording of a telephone conversation between Ahmad Shabrini and him, which was also joined by Anwar, to the audience.

The sex video was screened to the media by Datuk T Trio on March 21, 2011 at Carcosa Seri Negara.

Anwar had denied that he was the man in the video and made a report at the Dang Wangi police district headquarters the following day.