fbpx
Connect with us

News

MP Could Lose Seat & Spend Up to 20 Years in Jail if He’s Guilty of Molesting Underage Girl

Published

Mp Could Lose Parliamentary Seat &Amp; Spend 20 Years In Jail If Found Guilty Of Molesting Underage Girl - World Of Buzz 3
Source: Malay Mail

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Earlier in October, a 15-year-old girl filed a police report against a Member of Parliament (MP), accusing the politician of touching her inappropriately while the two were alone in a car together. However, the report was quickly retracted by the teenage girl. The incident allegedly took place on 21st October.

Soon after news of this police report surfaced, it was revealed that the MP in question was actually former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and current Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Mp Could Lose Parliamentary Seat &Amp; Spend 20 Years In Jail If Found Guilty Of Molesting Underage Girl - World Of Buzz

Source: the star

The former minister defended himself, stating in a press conference that it was all a misunderstanding. He added that he was in Perlis at the time watching a family of buskers performing and wanted to give them money. According to him, he called the entire family including the young girl to his car and they had all stood outside of his vehicle. He was quoted by The Sun Daily as saying,

“I was shocked to be informed the next day that a police report was made by the family.”

“I thought that the girl was like my own child or grandchild. These buskers are working part-time, I wanted to help them secure more gigs, I said I will help them.”

Mp Could Lose Parliamentary Seat &Amp; Spend 20 Years In Jail If Found Guilty Of Molesting Underage Girl - World Of Buzz 2

Source: malay mail

Shahidan added that he did not pay the family to retract the police report.

Soon after news of this case surfaced, the Perlis court issued a warrant for the MP’s arrest last week (9th November) as he had failed to attend court to face charges against him. He was reportedly performing his pilgrimage in Mecca during this time.

Now, in more recent developments, the MP was charged under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for physical assault on a child by touching any part of the child’s body. He was subsequently released on a RM25,000 bail with two sureties. 

According to the act, Shahidan could face up to 20 years in jail if found guilty under this charge. He could even lose his parliamentary seat as well, according to Free Malaysia Today.

The charge was read out to him at the Kangar Sessions Court earlier this morning (12th November), where Sessions Court judge Johari Hassan fixed 8th January 2019 for mention. 

After pleading not guilty, Shahidan was allowed to make a short statement in court. He expressed that he was disappointed over the arrest warrant issued against him and was quoted by Malaysiakini as saying,

“I pray that justice and the truth will be upheld…”

Meanwhile, addressing the retraction of the police report, the young girl’s father stated that this issue was resolved amicably and that it was unnecessary to blow this case out of proportion.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story. 

 

Also read: Man Molests Lady on SIA Flight Claiming He “Didn’t Know the Laws of Singapore”

 - World Of Buzz


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Ft Ismail Ft Ismail
News5 hours ago

“I want us to think of this gov’t as a family” – PM Tells Public Servants To Defend Gov’t Against Fake News

Following the spread of accusations and fake news over the past few months, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob...

Collage Abuse Collage Abuse
News8 hours ago

M’sian Mother Reports Her Son’s Abuse After Seeing Heartbreaking Video Of Nanny Hitting Him

One of the many difficult things about being a working parent is figuring out how to take care of the...

My Post 1 61 My Post 1 61
News8 hours ago

12yo Kelantan Girl Dies From Allegedly Being Struck By Lightning While Using Her Phone

A 12-year-old girl is believed to have died after being struck by lightning while using her smartphone in her home...

My Post 1 60 My Post 1 60
News9 hours ago

Kuantan Student’s Hair & Uniforms Cut Up While She Slept, PDRM Investigates Alleged Bullying Case

Another case of bullying has been going viral on Facebook, this time in Kuantan, Pahang. Based on a report by...

Collage Muay Thai Collage Muay Thai
News1 day ago

Thai Boxer Dies From Brain Haemorrhage In A Muay Thai Match In Kelantan

There is a fine line to tread when it comes to sports that require their players to be violent. Too...

Ft Merdeka Ft Merdeka
News1 day ago

KL Mayor Unhappy That Businesses Are Still Not Flying The Jalur Gemilang, Urges Them To Do So

As Merdeka Day approaches, many business and homes often take the time to decorate their premises with the Jalur Gemilang...

Scam Scam
News2 days ago

More M’sians Are Receiving Scam Invites Asking Them To Travel To Cambodia

Recently, many job scam cases are happening in the country Cambodia, and many people from Taiwan, China, the Philippines and...

Feat Image Earthquake Kundasang Feat Image Earthquake Kundasang
News2 days ago

Tremors Felt At Kundasang & Ranau As Sabah Was Hit With Minor Earthquake Measuring 3.1 On The Richter Scale

Malaysia is generally safe from natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions (because we don’t have any) due to...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY