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My son's arrest won't be a liability to Harapan in Cameron - Mat Sabu

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

CAMERON POLLS | Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today said that the arrest of his son would not become a liability to Pakatan Harapan in their bid to win the Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26.

The defence minister said he was confident that there would be no problem for the Harapan election machinery to win the hearts of voters in the constituency.

“No problem. Let the law take its course. I will not protect him from the law. I leave it all to the police.

“Like the son of any others, there will be no special treatment. We become ministers not because we want to protect our children,” he told reporters after attending a meet-and-greet programme with almost 100 Armed Forces veterans at Felda Sungai Koyan 3 here today.

Also present was DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.

It was reported that Mohamad’s 31-year-old son was detained in a police operation at a Jalan Ampang entertainment centre at about 3am last Saturday, but was released on police bail.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said the minister’s son would be charged if his urine sample tests positive for cannabis.

At present, he said the police were awaiting the pathology report from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Pathology Department, which would take between one and three months to be completed.

“No double standards. No matter whose son it is, if the pathology report comes out positive (for drugs), we will charge him in court,” he told a press conference after attending a High Profile Policing Programme at the Chow Kit Market.

- Bernama

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