KANGAR (Nov 12): Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim was charged in the Sessions court here today with sexually assaulting an underage girl. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge before judge Johari Hassan. Shahidan, who is Arau Member of Parliament, was charged with sexually assaulting the girl, aged 15 years and seven months, by touching her arm in a vehicle at the compound of Tuanku Syed Putra Stadium here at about 11.30 pm last Oct 20. - Bernama

MP Could Lose Seat & Spend Up to 20 Years in Jail if He’s Guilty of Molesting Underage Girl

Earlier in October, a 15-year-old girl filed a police report against a Member of Parliament (MP), accusing the politician of touching her inappropriately while the two were alone in a car together. However, the report was quickly retracted by the teenage girl.

The former minister tells the court that he prays 'truth and justice will be upheld.'

Shahidan freed on RM25,000 bail, faces 10 years' jail over molest charge

The Arau MP could lose his parliamentary seat if found guilty of the charge.

Former Umno minister charged with molest of 15-year-old girl Former Umno minister charged with molest of 15-year-old girl

KUALA LUMPUR — A former United Malays National Organisation (Umno) minister was charged on Monday (Nov 12) with molesting an underaged girl, after denying for weeks that he behaved inappropriately. Shahidan Kassim was charged at a Sessions Court in the northern Malaysian state of Perl

Shahidan charged with molesting teen, released on bail | The Malaysian Insight

Arau MP claims trial; case set for remention on January 8 next year.