KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the man arrested in a police raid yesterday was not his special officer as reported in a viral message on social media today.
He said the man was a staff member at Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) headquarters.
The media today reported the arrest of a state assemblyman and several other individuals yesterday and urine tests conducted found that some of those arrested were drug-positive.
“I have been informed of the arrest and I leave it fully to the Royal Malaysia Police to investigate.
“I will not intervene in this case and the authorities should take action based on legal process,“ he said.
Earlier, Selangor Bersatu chairman Datuk Abdul Rashid Ansari reportedly confirmed that an assemblyman from the party had been detained by police but did not comment on the exact location of the arrest.
It was reported earlier that a Selangor state assemblyman and four political special officers were among 17 people arrested during a raid in Puchong on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) Disciplinary Bureau took the matter, which allegedly involved a member of the AMK Central Leadership Council, seriously.
AMK Disciplinary Bureau chairman P. Arvindran said in a statement via Whatsapp today that while waiting for a statement from the police, he would investigate whether there was a violation of the Members’ Code of Ethics, any provisions of the Party Constitution or the AMK Regulations in the case.
“The AMK Disciplinary Burea is always committed to ensuring that all party members are crime-free and are in full compliance with the country’s laws, constitution and party ethics,“ he added. - Bernama