Penang police have opened up an investigation against two police outriders for allegedly escorting Baling member of parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim's son driving in Penang
Azeez is a member of UMNO, a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.
The incident, which took place at Jalan Bukit Gambir, Penang, was recorded on videos.
According to a report in The Vibes, a video posted by an Instagram account with the handle @anwarazeez, allegedly showed Azeez's son Mohamed Khairul Anwar driving in Penang with two police outriders.
A check by SAYS on the said handle showed that the videos are no longer available there. However, they have been reuploaded on Facebook by a netizen.
The Vibes further reported that one of the videos showed an outrider appearing to stop an oncoming car looking to make a turn, allowing Khairul's vehicle to run the red light. The driver had to brake abruptly.
"We will not compromise with any of our men for any wrongdoing"
According to Penang police chief Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, the investigation will determine if there was misconduct committed by the two officers involved and that no compromises will be made.
"We have opened up a disciplinary investigation paper against the two and are investigating the matter," he was quoted as saying by New Straits Times today, 8 May.
One of the videos shows the driver of a red car, about to make a turn, braking abruptly to avoid colliding with one of the police outriders:
In February this year, police outriders caused an accident in order to block motorists to give way to a very important person's convoy: