IPOH: Sept 29, 2008
Perak Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, who had recently admitted accepting sexual bribes, has been ordered by the state government to quit his post.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said the Pakatan Rakyat government had conveyed the directive to the councillor on Friday.
”This is because he is unfit to represent the Government in the council and we have told him to quit as soon as possible,” he said after breaking fast at the Perak Indian Muslim Mosque here yesterday.
Nizar added that Zul’s case would serve as a warning to all councillors not to engage in any indecent or corrupt practices in their line of duty.
”The moment they do anything that opposes the Pakatan’s customs of decency and code of ethics, they will no longer be fit to represent us in any post.
”We will not tolerate this,” he said.
Nizar also recommended to the Anti-Corruption Agency to look into the report that Zul and businessman Fairul Azrim Ismail had filed with the Perak Religious Department against their alleged inducer, Mohammad Imran Abdullah.
”The agency should take action against both parties: those who received bribes as well as those who offered the bribes.
“In any case of bribery, this is the way it should be done,” he said.
On Tuesday, Zul and Fairul had filed a report against Mohammad Imran, alleging that the latter had induced them into having illicit sex with Chinese nationals.