Action Taken Against 2 Traffic Police Officers Who Escorted BN MP's Son In Penang
Two police officers who escorted Baling member of parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim's son in Penang on 7 May have been slapped with disciplinary action
The incident came to light when a 20-second video captured the two officers riding ahead of the vehicle carrying Abdul Azeez's son.
The video drew criticism from Malaysians and it warranted the Royal Police of Malaysia (PDRM) to open an investigation and look into this matter.
Penang police chief Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said in May that a disciplinary investigation against the two police escorts had been opened and that there would be no compromise.
On 3 August, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said that disciplinary action were taken against the two outriders who escorted the BN MP's son
In a written parliamentary reply to Bukit Mertajam MP Sim Chee Keong, the minister said that the traffic police officers were disciplined under Regulation 36 of the Public Officer (Conduct and Discipline) Regulation 1993.
"PDRM has also conducted a detailed investigation into the incident after a 20-second video recording went viral on social media on 7 May 2022," the reply stated.
However, the details of the disciplinary action and when the action it was taken were not specified in the written reply.
The statement did not specify whether Abdul Azeez — an UMNO politician — or his son was given a warning or a fine as well
The incident took place at Jalan Bukit Gambir, George Town.
Malaysiakini reported that the UMNO leader's son, Mohamed Khairul Anwar, was previously investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) as he was the owner of the Instagram account where the viral video was found.
The provision deals with improper use of network facilities or network services, and if found guilty, the offender could be fined up to RM50,000 and jailed for up to one year, or both.
In the viral video, a red car can be seen about to make a turn, but it had to brake abruptly to avoid colliding with one of the police outriders: