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Nazri’s son cleared over assault, murder

 | October 18, 2012

The Home Ministry has confirmed that the son of de facto law minister Nazri Abdul Aziz was not involved in an assault case in March this year and a murder in 2004.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has cleared a minister’s son over his alleged involvement in two criminal cases.

This was stated in a parliamentary written reply to a question posed by Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo-Burne.

The PKR MP had asked for the results of the investigations against Mohamed Nedim, the son of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz, over the alleged assault of a security supervisor at a luxury condominium in March 2012.

Loh had also asked about the murder of one Darren Kang at the Uncle Don restaurant in Sri Hartamas around 2004.

On the first case, the Home Ministry said that the assault, classified under Section 160 of the Penal Code, was actually perpetuated by the former private bodyguard of Mohamed Nedim.

“The case has been settled amicably by both parties,” it added.

On the case of Kang, the Home Ministry said investigations by the police had found that Mohamed Nedim was not involved.

“In that case, five Thai nationals were found guilty after being charged and convicted for five years by the court,” it said.

On March 20, it was claimed that Mohamed Nedim assaulted a security supervisor at the condominium in Mont Kiara following a “minor altercation”.

It was alleged that Mohamed Nedim’s actions, where he had choked the supervisor’s neck before landing a punch on his head, were captured on CCTV cameras.

However, the police later said that the footages showed that the minister’s son was not involved.

Brickfields district police chief Wan Abdul Bari was then quoted as saying:”This is a minor case. We have already completed investigation. I do not know why and how another person (Mohamad Nedim) was dragged into this. It is a clear-cut case involving a bodyguard and a security guard.”

It was also alleged in a Malaysiakini report, quoting a source, that the management was pressured to cover up the incident.

Opposition politicians had cried foul, with PKR asking for an impartial probe.

PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin had also lodged a report and brought up the incident of Kang, alleging that Nazri’s son was involved as well.


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