The Kangar Sessions Court today issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister-in-the-Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim for failing to be present in court to face charges, believed related to the case where an under-aged girl was allegedly molested by him recently.
The arrest warrant was issued by Sessions Court judge Johari Abu Hassan following Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Nordin Ismail applying for it.
Counsel Syed Muhamad Anwar Syed Lokman Hakim, representing Shahidan, who is the Member of Parliament for Arau, had objected to the issuing of the arrest warrant citing that neither his client nor he had been informed about this earlier.
“I only got know about this (warrant of arrest) in court. My client is out of the country,” he said.
He added that the defence would be filing for a revocation of the arrest warrant.
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