KANGAR (Bernama): A man known as Wan Besi has denied that he had helped cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat (pic) escape to Thailand through Padang Besar.
Lawyer Zuhair Ahmad Zakuan, who is representing the 51-year-old man, claimed that his client was a cattle farmer and not involved in any illegal activities.
"My client just underwent heart surgery and he is a cattle farmer. He is known as Wan Besi among the locals," he told reporters outside the Kangar district police headquarters on Wednesday (Sept 22).
A Malay-language newspaper had labelled Wan Besi as a "traitor" for assisting Nur Sajat, whose birthname is Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruz Zaman, to escape to Thailand.
However, Zuhair described the accusation as serious as well as baseless and that his client has no criminal record.
"The purpose of my client coming here is to give an explanation and clear his name and I will discuss with Wan Besi whether he wants to lodge a police report," he said.
Meanwhile, Kangar deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Anuar Junoh said no directive or warrant of arrest was issued against the individual by the Perlis police as the Nur Sajat case was being handled by Bukit Aman.
Bernama previously reported that the police was applying for an extradition order for Nur Sajat from Thai authorities.
Nur Sajat is sought by authorities after she for failed to attend court proceedings over a charge of dressing as a woman.
She is also required by the police to attend proceedings at Ampang Jaya Court over a fraud case involving MyKad details. – Bernama