Kedah MB ready to face the music


(Starpic by G.C.TAN/The Star-18th MAY 2020)

ALOR SETAR: While not admitting he has violated the standard operating procedure, Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor (pic) says he’s prepared to face any consequences for allegedly test driving a car at Autocity Juru, Penang.

He said it was not up to the people on social media, his detractors or supporters to decide whether he was right or wrong in this matter, but rather the established law enforcement system in the country.

“I’m not saying I’m not wrong, but if there is a breach of SOP, it’s a serious case. And I apologise because it happened by chance, ” he said at a press conference after visiting the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Education Complex’s Al-Farabi Hall here yesterday.

He said he would give his full cooperation to the police and, if his actions were found to have gone against the law, would pay the fine as well.

“I am also willing to pay the fines for others linked to this action.

“The police will take my statement this evening (yesterday). If they find it an offence, maybe it will only be a fine, so I will pay it.

“If the car salesman is fined too, I will pay it, ” he added.

In the incident last week, Muhammad Sanusi said he did not intend to buy a new car but was only attracted to the vehicle, which was placed at the exhibition area when he stopped by a nearby shop.

“I did not even test drive the vehicle; the salesman drove.

“After that, I went and looked at other (models) of the vehicle but I did not get inside.

“When the door to the second vehicle was opened, I saw someone recording us, ” he added.

Muhammad Sanusi said he also forgave the woman who is believed to have made the issue viral on social media.

“Maybe she could have asked nicely what was going on at that time, and I would have answered nicely as well, ” he said.

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