Another thuggery case involving cabinet minister

(Harakah Daily) – A week after the Court of Appeal ordered Defence minister Zahid Hamidi to enter his defence in a civil action suit filed by a businessman who accused him of assault, another assault case is set to create waves among Malaysians.

This time, the son of minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Aziz, who is also the outspoken de-facto Law minister, finds himself at the centre of a police report lodged by a security guard of a high-end condominium in the capital.

On March 20, Nazri’s son Mohamad Nedim Nazri Aziz (pic, centre), driving his Porsche into the condominium in Mont Kiara, was said to have refused to alight from his car to register at the guard house.

Upon being told that Nedim should also register, despite his accompanying bodyguard’s claim that Nedim was a “royalty”, both Nedim and his bodyguard allegedly grabbed the security guard before delivering a punch on his face.

Reporting the incident today, news portal Malaysiakini quoted a source as saying that Nedim’s bodyguard had also lodged a police report, accusing the security guard of provocation.

The portal also said that the incident was captured on CCTV cameras.

A check on the internet has revealed a host of websites that have published photographs of Nedim, some in compromising positions. Harakahdaily is unable to independently verify the authenticity of these images.

One website,, dedicated to the expensive hobby of motorsports, shows Nedim emerging with his father on January 8 at an event in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the participation of Aylezo Motorsports – of which Nedim is its principal – in a motorsports race in Abu Dhabi.

Earlier this year, Nazri drew fire from Pakatan Rakyat leaders when he spoke out against a proposal by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission for cabinet ministers and families to declare their assets to the Commission, saying the move could pose danger to the safety of the cabinet’s family members.

The latest allegation involving Nazri’s son is the second involving a cabinet minister.


Last week, Defence minister Zahid’s appeal to quash a civil suit by businessman Amir Abdullah Bazli, 41, was rejected by a three-judge panel, who also ordered Zahid to pick up the costs.

Several blogs have touched on the case in greater detail, claiming that Zahid had not taken well Amir’s relationship with his “divorcee daughter”, which led to Zahid allegedly assaulting him on January 16, 2006.

In an affidavit, Amir claimed that several men forcefully brought him to a club house in Kajang to meet an awaiting Zahid.

Shortly upon his arrival, Zahid then allegedly punched Amir in the face, followed by the former’s men taking turns to assault a severely injured Amir (right).

Amir is also said to have claimed that he had been unlawfully detained in Zahid’s house in Country Heights, Kajang, until the following day.

One blog claimed that Amir had been forced to take civil actions since there had been no criminal charges brought against the UMNO vice president.