Zahid unfazed by police report over his remarks on reckless driving acquittal


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  • Saturday, 09 Nov 2019

PONTIAN: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) is unfazed by a police report made by Pakatan Harapan Youth against him over his remarks on the recent acquittal of a woman on a reckless driving charge that caused the death of eight teenage cyclists in Johor Baru in 2017.

Zahid said he did not touch on any matters related to the legal institution or name anyone who made the decision.

"What I was stressing was on the feelings of not just the parents who lost their children, but also the overall perception of the public on the accident.

"They (the children) have left Earth and we need to be sympathetic towards them and their parents," he said, adding that they (Pakatan) are free to take whatever action they want.

Zahid added that the issue would not win any support from the people for the Tanjung Piai by-election here.

He had reportedly made the comments during a ceramah in Tanjung Piai on Wednesday (Nov 6).

"When eight children riding their bicycles in Johor were hit by a woman (driver), that woman was released as though there was no evidence. Those children have died, they have become arwah (the deceased)," he said.

On Friday (Nov 8), Pakatan Youth lodged a police report against Zahid for criticising the acquittal of the woman charged with reckless driving.

Its chief, Taqiuddin Cheman, reportedly said that the remarks could cause tension and affect the integrity of the judiciary.

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