Deputy home minister hurt in anti-drug convoy

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman (middle) with convoy participants at Kota Kinabalu earlier today. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman was hurt after falling off his motorcycle during a trip to Ranau as part of an anti-drug abuse convoy today.

According to a statement released by his office, the incident occurred at about 10am near Nabalu town, some 80km from here.

Azis, who was part of the National Anti-Drug Agency group, suffered light injuries and is receiving treatment at a hospital.

Media reports said he suffered a broken leg and was being treated at the Tuaran Hospital.

He was later transferred to the Gleneagles Hospital here for further treatment.

Azis reportedly joined the convoy at about 8am today. The convoy also promoted the Regatta Lepa Silver Jubilee programme which he launched at the Kota Kinabalu City Hall Square here.

When met after the launch, Azis said he had just obtained his licence to ride motorcycles exceeding 500 cc and was riding a bike borrowed from a friend.