IPOH: Perak PAS Youth says the state executive councillor implicated in a rape case should be suspended from his position and duties until the case is resolved.
Its deputy chief Mohd Hafez Sabri said PAS were strong believers that a person was innocent until proven guilty, and therefore the police, the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s Office and the courts must act decisively to ensure that there is no interference from anyone.
“Our stand is in accordance with Islamic principles, and we hope that the investigations will be carried out fairly. All parties must give space to the authorities concerned to carry out their investigations,” he said in a statement Wednesday (July 10).
Mohd Hafez said PAS has never put hatred over justice, but stands firm that integrity and morale must be maintained although the case is being investigated.
“We thus urge that all work-related matters involving the exco from DAP must be suspended immediately, until the case is resolved,” he added.
Earlier, Perak State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Paul Yong Choo Kiong had said, in a media statement released by his aide, that he was totally shocked and baffled by the allegations made by his former maid.
He added that he unequivocally and categorically denied the "unfounded allegations".
Prior to this, Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain had also said that statements from the 23-year-old Indonesian maid as well as from the exco member had been recorded.
He had said that the suspect had been released on police bail, while the case is being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.