Shahidan’s sexual assault case postponed to Feb 25


KANGAR: The sexual assault case involving former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, which was fixed for mention yesterday was postponed to Feb 25 due to Shahidan’s health condition.

Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim

His lawyer, Thalia Rohaina Abdul Latiff, said Shahidan was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Monday.

She said Kangar Sessions Court judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad also fixed Feb 18 for submission of documents.

Shahidan, who is Arau Member of Parliament, was charged with sexually assaulting a girl, aged 15 years and seven months, by touching her arm in a vehicle at the compound of  Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium here at about 11.30 pm on Oct 20 last year.

The charge, under Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017, provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and whipping, if found guilty. — Bernama