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Arau MP Shahidan to be Arrested For Not Attending Court Over Child Molest Case

FeedMe Malaysia previously covered that Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim was alleged for molesting a 15-year-old street performer.

He admitted to meeting the girl in his car due to his walking difficulty but in the girl’s police report, she said the former Perlis chief minister held her hand and caressed her shoulder as he offered her RM4,000 to play a gig in Kuala Lumpur.

Sources revealed that the young singer is a disabled person but it didn’t specify whether if she is suffering from physical or mental disabi­lities. The police report was later withdrawn but the police said an investigation would still be carried out regardless.

The incident happened on Oct 21 and now, he is a wanted man.

Today (Nov 9), a Perlis court had approved the prosecutor’s request to issue an arrest warrant against Shahidan after failing to appear in court to face charges, which was believed to be related to the child molest case, NST reported.

Source: NST

The Kangar Sessions Court ruled in favour of Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Nordin Ismail but Shahidan’s defence counsel Syed Muhamad Anwar Syed Lokman Hakim said his client was unaware that the proceeding would lead to an issuance of an arrest warrant, adding that he would file for a revocation of the warrant.

“I only got know about this (warrant of arrest) in court. My client is out of the country.

“This is a high profile case involving a politician. Shahidan is domiciled in Perlis and has not run away,” he told Sessions Court judge Johari Abu Hassan.

Currently, Shahidan is believed to be in Mecca as his Facebook post revealed that he was performing the umrah (minor haj).

Why is he abroad when he is under investigation?

We hope the former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department can surrender himself to the authorities as soon as possible before his fugitive status prolongs. 

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