Bersatu: We won’t field Sedili rep if found guilty

KULAI: Incumbent Sedili assemblyman Rasman Ithnain will not be nominated to contest if he is found guilty of sexual harassment.

Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) information chief Mohd Solihan Badri said the party was leaving the case to the police and that the matter was still under investigation.

“The case is under police investigation. If he is proven to be guilty, we will act accordingly.

“We will not take a candidate who is proven guilty,” said Mohd Solihan, who is the former Tenang assemblyman.

He said this when speaking to the media after launching the Chinese New Year Road Safety Campaign at the Puspakom building in Senai on Saturday.

On Jan 17, a woman in her 20s claimed she was sexually harassed by Rasman on more than one occasion.

Rasman denied the accusation, claiming that it was a political conspiracy and an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

He won the Sedili seat on an Umno ticket in the 14th General Election in 2018 but later defected to Bersatu.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Dr Wee thankful to be able to celebrate Hari Raya with his constituents
There is enough fish supply, says Fisheries Department
Angkasa allocates RM14.26mil for projects to strengthen national food security
MBSA employee drowns while scuba diving in Pulau Tenggol
Rafidah against punitive measures to ensure BM use in civil service
Jakim to send halal team to conduct audit in Australia
Teen drowns near Sungai Kembung jetty in Pulau Indah
PKR polls: Re-voting for six divisions completed, results in 24 hours
Former diplomat linked to Janda Baik marijuana farm released, son still in remand
Woman severely injured after being thrown out of car during crash in Setia Alam

Others Also Read