Muhyiddin confirms arrest of Dengkil assemblyman for alleged drug abuse

He says he will not interfere in the case and fully surrender to the police to conduct the investigations

by ASILA JALIL / pic source: facebook

HOME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has confirmed that Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah (picture) was among 17 individuals who were arrested for alleged drug abuse at a private party in Puchong on Sunday morning.

“I have been informed of the case of Adhif Syan and several other individuals arrested by police in a raid early this morning.

“I fully surrender to the police to conduct the investigations. I will not interfere in this case and the authorities shall take action based on the legal process,” Muhyiddin said in a statement yesterday.

The assemblyman was tested positive for ketamine and methamphetamine after a urine test was taken at the Brickfields district police headquarters.

The rest of the individuals arrested, except for one, also tested positive for substance abuse.

Adhif Syan, however, denied the claims on his arrest and told newsportal Malaysiakini that he was at home and does not know how the news surfaced.

A preliminary investigation paper revealed that among those arrested include a special officer to the home minister and a special officer of the prime minister’s political secretary.

Separately, the Disciplinary Bureau for Selangor PKR Youth Wing (PKRYW) issued a statement following the arrest of one of its members in the Central Executive Council.

The bureau said it takes this matter seriously and will consider whether there has been a violation of the Members’ Code of Ethics and any provisions of the party constitution in this case pending media release from the police.

“The Disciplinary Bureau of PKRYW is always committed in ensuring that all party members are not involved in criminal activities and that they are in full compliance with the country’s laws, constitution and party ethics,” it said in a statement.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman also suspended an officer from the ministry who was arrested at the same party.

Syed Saddiq said he was informed by the police on the arrest of the officer along with several other individuals yesterday morning.

“I leave it fully to the authorities to take actions in accordance with the rule of law.

“I will also suspend the duties of the Youth and Sports Ministry officer involved, while waiting for the results from the investigation,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He added that Malaysians are subject to the laws of the nation regardless of rank and status.