7 April 2018
KL cops confirm Umno division chief’s second urine test negative
KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The police said today that a second urine test on an Umno leader who was arrested for alleged drug abuse at a nightclub has returned negative, contrary to the first result.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the sample was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s forensic pathology department for a second test, after Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar tested positive with the police.
“The result was negative. The test strip used by the police was very sensitive. The test strip the police used was not the one used by the pathology experts,” Mazlan told Malay Mail when contacted.
“The test, however, is an approved one,” he added, referring to the police’s test.
5 April 2018
Rizalman’s case is part of series of sabotage, says Ku Nan
Last updated on 5 April 2018 – 11:49am
PUTRAJAYA: The recent allegations of drug abuse by Bandar Tun Razak Umno chief Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar is part of a series of sabotage as the 14th General Election looms, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
“Let the authorities investigate the case. (That said), we are aware of sabotage elements in this case.
“A few weeks ago,(Second Finance Minister) Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani was sabotaged (in his constituency) and recently it was Rizalman.
“Who knows who might be (sabotaged) in the next few days, these are the silly times in politics,” he told reporters after officiating the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan’s Food and Nutrition Aid programme at the SMK Putrajaya Presint 18(1), here, today.
The BN Secretary-General also admitted that such sabotage attacks could have been from within the Barisan fold.
“We have internal and external problems,” he said.
However, Tengku Adnan did not elaborate further on the internal sabotage, choosing instead to criticise the opposition.
I stand with my father Datuk Rizalman bin Dato’ Mokhtar which is Ketua Umno Bahagian Bandar Tun Razak and i know him very well. He is far away from home just to serve for the people. Kita kena tahu siapa kaca siapa permata!
Rizalman: I was set up, didn’t take drugs, only drank coffee
KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief Rizalman Mokhtar, who tested positive for drug use at a club in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, claims he was set up.
Saying he was surprised by the urine test results, Rizalman, who was caught during a raid by the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), denied taking any drugs.
“I strongly deny being involved in the reported misuse of drugs. If the reports of positive urine test results are true, I am convinced it was a trap intended to destroy my good name,” he said at a press conference at the Bandar Tun Razak Umno division headquarters today.
“I suspect there is a political agenda behind this, but I’m not sure who is behind this. The way the operation was executed was extremely specific and I was taken directly to the Dang Wangi police headquarters.”
Rizalman was caught in a joint raid by the police and the MACC at De Vegas Club on Jalan Imbi about 2 am last Monday.
He claimed to only have “had a coffee” with some friends, and that no alcoholic beverages were served.
4 April 2018
My arrest an act of political sabotage, says Umno’s Rizalman
Posted on 4 April 2018 – 10:50am
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Bandar Tun Razak Division Head Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar admitted that he is the “Datuk” that was arrested in a police raid on Monday at an entertainment centre in the city for drug abuse but claimed that this was an act of “political sabotage”.
He denied that he tested positive for drug use and stated that this was an act to smear his good name ahead of the general elections.
“I deny that I used drugs or took any substances as reported, if it’s true that my urine tested positive, then I’m sure it is an act of political sabotage,” he said.
He said himself, including 10 other colleagues, were indeed in the entertainment outlet when they were arrested.
“We were there, but we were only drinking coffee and orange juice, we did not take any drugs,” he said adding that he and his colleagues enjoy singing karaoke and that is why they were there.
“I feel trapped because this jeopardises my candidacy as head of the Bandar Tun Razak Umno division,” he said in a press conference at the division headquarters here today.
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Umno division chief caught for syabu was head of drug rehab centre
PETALING JAYA, April 4 — The Umno division leader arrested for drug abuse during an entertainment outlet raid on Monday was the head of a drug rehabilitation centre, a police source revealed today.
The head of an Umno division in Kuala Lumpur was detained after he tested positive for methamphetamine, or popularly known as syabu, during the early morning raid.
“A background check on the man showed he held many public positions and one of them was as the chairman of a drug rehab centre.
“Apart from that, he is also an advisor for an urban youth club that operates in two districts,” the source told Malay Mail.
The suspect in his 40s holds at least one datukship.
“It was quite disappointing to know that someone who is trusted with important positions in the community was involved in drugs.
“He was released on police bail the same day at 4pm after his statement was recorded and after a urine test was conducted,” the source said.
Additionally, the suspect is also a director of a prominent firm, on the advisory board of two government agencies, and involved in two non-governmental organisation related to retired armed forces groups.
“He has no previous criminal record and no drugs were seized from him,” the sourced clarified.
The Umno division chief, who is also a state party secretary, was arrested with 10 others, including two women, at an entertainment outlet along Jalan Imbi at 2am yesterday.
The entire group tested positive for drugs.
The raid was conducted by the KL contingent police together with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission following claims concerning the outlet’s licence.
Shabery: Don’t jump to conclusions on Umno man nabbed for drugs
Umno supreme council member Ahmad Shabery Cheek says people should not jump to conclusions over the arrest of an Umno leader who police say tested positive for drugs.
“I hope no quarters will be too quick to make conclusions and spread hate against any one person as it would be unfair,” Shabery told journalists in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Asked if the Umno leader may have been sabotaged, he said it was a possibility as there were “anomalies” (keganjilan), but added that he did not know enough facts of the case to make a proper conclusion.
Shabery added that one individual’s issue cannot be considered to be the issue of the entire party, but nevertheless stressed that Umno leaders must be well-behaved.
“Every day, we do remind everyone of this, as it could impact the party as a whole, not only at this time (pre-election time) but at all times,” said the Kemaman MP.