Zahid to discuss case of Umno chief arrested for drugs with Najib

 |Apr 3, 2018

KUALA KRAI: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he will discuss with the prime minister about the Monday’s arrest of an Umno division chief who tested positive for drugs during a raid at a karaoke lounge in Kuala Lumpur.

The Star Online reported that the Deputy Prime Minister expressed regret over the incident and said he would discuss with Datuk Seri Najib Razak about the possible action that could be taken against the division chief.

“We will bring it during a meeting with the Prime Minister on the possible action that can be taken based on the party’s constitution and laws,” he told reporters after attending a meet-and-greet programme with the rakyat here today.

There had been talk that the suspect, who is a Datuk, would be contesting a parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election.

It was reported that the 46-year-old man was detained at a karaoke joint at Jalan Imbi here at around 2am on Monday.

The joint operations were carried out by police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission after an anonymous tip-off that the outlet had been running operating without proper licensing.

Sources said a urine test was conducted on the suspect which came back positive for methamphetamine (syabu) and amphetamine.

The source revealed that during the raid, 10 people including two women, were in the karaoke room.

The division chief was brought to the Dang Wangi police headquarters for further action.

He was later released on bail and the case is being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.