Perak Democratic Action Party (DAP) has instructed Pasir Pedamar assemblyman Terence Naidu to submit a written report over his arrest on drug use in a nightclub in Penang.
While confirming the arrest, Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming assured the public that DAP takes seriously the conduct, character and integrity of its elected representatives.
“I have contacted Terence and confirm that he was arrested and detained by the police on Thursday (13 Jan) night at a pub in Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang.
“He has been asked to submit a written report on the incident so that the state leadership and the DAP National leadership can be informed of the factual situation accordingly,” Nga said in a statement on Friday (14 Jan).
The Teluk Intan Parliamentarian also reminded DAP reps to be exemplary in their ways as they have been entrusted by the people to lead them.
Terence, 54, a two-term assemblyman, was arrested for suspected drug use and is investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
DAP’s Jelutong MP RSN Rayer represents Terence who had since been released on bail after his four-day remand order request by the police was turned down by a Magistrate Court in Penang.
Penang Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah also confirmed the arrest.
“The DAP rep’s initial urine test was positive, but police will have to wait for the report from the laboratory.
“Once that is done, we will send the investigation paper to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for the next course of action,” he said.
Mustafa said during the raid, there were 82 people in the premise which operates using a family KTV licence.
“48 patrons were arrested for various crimes including 36 tested positive for drugs.
“Out of the number tested positive, 28 were men including the DAP rep and the rest were women,” Mustafa said.
He said 12 of those arrested were foreign women and police are investigating if they were there with friends or were involved in vice activities. – New Malaysia Herald
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