Mukhriz Mahathir has confirmed that his daughter and son-in-law were among those nabbed by police during a raid at a pub last Saturday for flouting the recovery movement control order (RMCO).
“It is true, my daughter and son-in-law were taken to the police station along with 27 other people for violating the RMCO,” said Mukhriz today.
“They were issued a RM1,000 compound which they have paid,” added the former Kedah menteri besar during a campaign event at Trolak Utara, Perak, ahead of Sunday’s Slim by-election.
While Mukhriz said he did not want to entertain claims by certain parties that his daughter was intoxicated, he said he was disappointed with her behaviour.
“I have already told my family members to show a good example and not flout the RMCO rules, which is why I am disappointed this happened,” he said.
When asked if this would affect the outcome of the Slim by-election, he added that there were “many other issues”.
Calling police “fair and impartial”, Mukhriz said he was thankful that a heavier compound was not imposed.
In a statement last night, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said a VIP’s child, along with several other patrons, were nabbed at 1.20am at a pub in Taman Tun Dr Ismail on Saturday.
Ally Mukhriz, the daughter of Parti Pejuang Tanah Air president Mukhriz Mahathir, has apologised for flouting the movement control order regulations and said her actions were “entirely irresponsible”.
In a posting on Instagram, Ally (Meera Alyanna Mukhriz) said she was deeply ashamed for what her indiscretions had brought to her friends and family.
“There are absolutely no excuses for my actions and you have every right to be disappointed, but it does not exceed the disappointment I have for myself,” she wrote. “I am profusely sorry. Breaking the 12am curfew was not only foolish on my part, but entirely irresponsible considering the current pandemic we are going through.”
She said that she had gone with her husband (Ezran Daud Cheah) and two other friends to the Salute pub in Taman Tun Dr Ismail to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Around 1am, police arrived and they were taken in for breaking the movement control order and was subsequently fined a RM1,000 compound.
The public apology comes a day after Mukhriz had confirmed that his daughter and son-in-law were among those nabbed by police during last Saturday night.
Mukhriz had said he was disappointed with her behaviour. “I have already told my family members to show a good example and not flout the RMCO rules, which is why I am disappointed this happened,” he said.