Syed Saddiq denies attending drug party

PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman (pix) today denied an allegation that he was present at a private drug-fuelled party in the early hours of Jan 12 morning where several people were arrested, including Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.

The allegation was uploaded by news portal Johor Press in a Malay article dated Jan 17.

It said: “Syed Saddiq sebenarnya ada di parti dadah tapi ” [“Syed Saddiq was actually at the drug party but...] that went viral on WhatsApp and third-party media Mynewshub.

“I would like to firmly state that the article published by Johor Press is not true. In fact, the allegations that there are efforts to lobby big projects in the Youth and Sports Ministry are false and have a negative impact on the image of the ministry,” Syed Saddiq said in a statement.

The article claimed that the minister had attended the party but left minutes before it was raided by the police.