Zahid's daughter ought to protect child on the internet - deputy minister

Modified 21 Oct 2018, 5:09 am

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh says Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid should protect her child on the internet.

"Parents should protect their children and not allow such videos of them to be floating on the internet," Yeoh said in a Twitter posting today.

This was after Nurulhidayah, the daughter of former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, posted a video of her child in a mock MACC lockup T-shirt.

In the video, the nine-year-old is heard saying: "I will make your life unpeaceful, I will make you regret your life."

This was in response to the prosecution's decision to slap charges of graft and money laundering against her grandfather.

Yeoh also urged people not to share the video which has received scorn on the internet.

"I ask that we stop sharing the child's video. She is too young to understand what's going on and it's normal for kids to be attached to grandparents.

"Adults should know better and not manipulate her emotions. The child is innocent," she said.

On Friday, Zahid was charged with 45 offences under the MACC Act 2009, and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court allowed the Bagan Datuk MP to be released on a bail of RM2 million for all the charges.


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