19 December 2018

Police to probe Umno division chief drug case, says Zahid

Police to probe Umno division chief drug case, says Zahid
KUALA LUMPUR: The police will investigate a suspected drug abuse case involving Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, when met after the World Halal Week 2018 launch today, however, did not elaborate on the issue.

“The narcotics criminal investigation department will carry out its investigation (into the case,” said Zahid, who is also Home Minister and Umno vice-president.

On Monday, it was reported that Rizalman was arrested at a Jalan Imbi entertainment outlet following a raid by the City Criminal Investigation Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

According to reports, initial investigations suggested that he and several others detained in the raid has tested positive for drugs.

Rizalman, at a press conference today, had claimed that he was a victim of “sabotage.”

He said he has never been involved in drugs, and believed it was a move geared towards destroying his reputation.

“I will use all means I have to defend myself and clear my name, my family’s and that of Umno and Barisan Nasional.

“I will continue my 14-year work in helping BN in Bandar Tun Razak, for as long as the party allows me to serve,” he said.

Rizalman said he is willing to resign from all positions if the investigation and courts find him guilty.

“I’ve been accused but I have yet to be proven guilty. I ask that Umno and BN are not dragged into this as this, to me, seems to be a personal attack,” he said.


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