Perak – Democratic Action Party (DAP) state lawmaker from here who is embroiled in drug-related charges rubbished off an online news report claiming he will quit the party and join Perikatan Nasional (PN) to clear his name.
Local daily The Star quoted Terence Naidu as saying the news as “fake” when contacted for comment about the purported denial and alleged resignation from DAP.
The Star did not disclose the name of the online news site.
However, news portal Malaysiadateline reported as Terence had said in a statement that news of his arrest was politically motivated.
The news portal also reportedly said Terence was prepared to quit DAP to support Perikatan Nasional and that he will clear his name in court.
Meanwhile, Perak DAP has instructed Pasir Terence to submit a written report over his arrest on drug use in a nightclub in Penang.
The state 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.
Terence, 54, a two-term assemblyman, was arrested in a nightclub raid in Penang on Thursday (13 Jan) for suspected drug use and is investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act. – New Malaysia Herald