The Arau MP, Shahidan Kassim, and formerly Mentri Besar of Perlis, Shahidan Kassim, who was on trial for allegedly molesting a teenager, was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal, .
Shahidan ran off to Mecca
One witness, a music teacher at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Salang, Arau, Azhar Hassan, 49, who is also the DSSK Buskers manager, told the court that the group was performing in front of the Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium when Shahidan arrived in a Toyota Harrier at about 11.30pm and parked nearby. Azhar approached the car and beckoned the girl over.
He said, “After being in the car for two to three minutes (the driver and assistant were not in the car), she left and walked towards a canopy where her mother, father and a younger sibling were watching the buskers performing.
“I suspected something happened between the girl and the accused when her father suddenly wanted them to go home after being informed about something by his wife, but I did not see or hear their conversation”.
Shahidan then gave him RM300 and left.
Another witness, Adzleen Junaira Mohd Nasir, 27, who is the wife of a member of the group, told the court that she saw the 15-year-old girl hurriedly leaving the Toyota Harrier. The girl visily upset as she told her mother what had happened in the car.
She said, “I also heard the father say ‘I will go to DSSK’s house tonight’.”
At 3 am that morning, this witness and her husband, Saiful Anuar, accompanied the girl’s family to lodge a report at the Kangar police station.
The complainant withdrew the report at 10am on the same day.
Shadhidan is tight lipped after the court’s decision.
After today’s decision, Sessions Court Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad ordered that Shahidan’s bail be refunded.
Meanwhile, Shahidan refused to comment on the court’s decision.
“I am fasting. I am a Muslim and I respect the decision,” he told according to Berita Harian.
Why even mention that he is a Muslim, and is fasting. Again, he is trying hard to portray himself as a pious man
If he had been found guilty, the charge, under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, provides for imprisonment up to 20 years and whipping.
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