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Kelantan Deputy Minister only apologising is not accountabilit
The recent apology made by a Kelantan deputy minister is not accountable to his actions if he is not charged.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary apologised after a viral video showed a vehicle, allegedly owned by him, driving recklessly in Kelantan.
However, if he is not charged for violating the laws due to this position in the government, the apology would be seen as the usual political stunt.
As a Member of Parliament, he would have known that crossing a double line and overtaking in a single-lane road are dangerous manoeuvres.
With that knowledge, he should have advised his driver instead of apologising for being caught red-handed.
The public has accused Marzuk that he may have instructed his driver recklessly to arrive on time regardless of the traffic situation.
Victor Chan said, “I am sure there is a possibility that the driver did not do it on his own accord. Or else he would have been fired immediately.”
The Pengkalan Chepa MP blamed his driver and would leave it to the authorities to take appropriate action.
In a statement, he wrote, “If he (the driver) gets punished, I hope it would result in him becoming a better person and also for myself. Let the punishment be meted out during this lifetime so that we are freed from it in the afterlife.”
Shirl Sharma claimed that if a commoner was to be caught for a similar offence, they would have been fully charged and penalized.
“All of our politicians are above the law and untouchable,” she said.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE