Politician Confirms That Daughter And Son-In-Law Arrested For Visiting Pub, Flouting RMCO

Do the crime, do the time.

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Politician Confirms That Daughter And Son-In-Law Arrested For Visiting Pub, Flouting RMCO
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No one is above the law.

Recently, there have been many news about Malaysians getting arrested and fined for flouting the recovery movement control order (RMCO), including this one:

News of a VIP’s child being nabbed at an unlicenced pub in Taman Tun Dr Ismail made the headlines on Thursday (27 August), and the politician has owned up to his daughter's mistakes.

Coming clean

Mukhriz Mahathir has confirmed the news.
A day after the arrest, Jerlun MP and former Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir admitted and confirmed that his daughter and son-in-law were among the 34 arrested by the police for flouting the MCO, the New Straits Times reported.

"It is true that my daughter and son-in-law were taken to the police station together with 27 others for breaching the curfew of RMCO," Mukhriz was quoted as saying.

He added that despite feeling disappointed, both his daughter and son-in-law deserve to be issued with the compound.

Mukhriz also thanked the police for taking fair action on the couple, as Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim had earlier said there’s no double standard practiced when it comes to the treatment of VIP’s kids.

No special treatment was given.
"I would like to say thank you to the police for being fair in taking action. There was no element of reducing the compound. Both were issued with a RM1,000 compound each.

"Had they been given a discount, Tun (his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) and I would have been accused of interfering in police business, asking them to give special treatment to my daughter and son-in-law," he said.

On Saturday (22 August), the police raided a pub in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) at around 1.20am and found that it has been operating without a valid license.

A total of 34 people, including the manager of the pub and three of its staff, were detained for flouting the RMCO.

Now that the police have made it clear that there are no double standards, maybe the police could also look at the case of the minister who flouted the home quarantine rule? #JustSaying

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