SELAYANG, July 18 – The Chief Minister of Kedah, Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, has asserted that the prosecution against him is intended to hinder his prospects in the upcoming State Election in early August. As the elected representative for the Jeneri constituency, Sanusi stated that his current trial at the Selayang Sessions Court is an attempt to “kill” his political career just before the State Election. However, the Director of Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Election Committee remains confident that the charges brought against him will open the eyes of the people and allow them to understand the motives behind his treatment.

“Their true intention is to expedite the prosecution against me, with investigations lasting only three days. I was also apprehended at 3 a.m. this morning (Tuesday) without any prior notice, and the charges were only known to me through the online media,” he stated during a press conference at the premises of the Selayang Sessions Court on Tuesday. Regarding his early morning arrest, Sanusi further revealed that he had informed several parties of his intention to appear in court this morning.

However, the authorities insisted on making the arrest at 3 a.m. at his residence. “In Malaysia, we are no longer allowed to speak freely. Political issues should be resolved through political means, namely through constructive arguments. But because the current government is afraid, they use the authorities to suppress our freedom of speech and expression as citizens,” he expressed. In light of this, he believes that the charges against him serve as evidence that the existing government is truly fearful.

He alleged that all government agencies will be utilized to impede the progress and enthusiasm of the people in the upcoming State Election. Additionally, Sanusi mentioned that he and the prosecution team have been instructed not to make any public statements regarding the case involving the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. The court has mandated that all parties refrain from making any public remarks. “I have gathered dozens of lawyers to represent me. The submission of documents and the next hearing for this case will take place on 4 October,” he concluded.

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