Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar is relieved that his urine was tested negative for drugs by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s Pathology unit.
The Bandar Tun Razak Umno division chief said there was no further action required and the case is considered closed, The Star reported.
“I hope all parties will stop spreading lies about me or personally attacking me on social media,” he said when contacted on Saturday (April 7).
Rizalman also hoped this latest development would clear his name along with his family, Umno and Barisan Nasional.
“My focus is now on serving the people and assisting Barisan in Bandar Tun Razak during the general election.
“I am also eternally grateful to my family and friends for their undying support,” he said.
An official letter from the Kuala Lumpur Police, which had gone viral on social media, showed that after the initial test at the nightclub where Rizalman was detained, his urine sample was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s (HKL) Pathology Unit for further testing and came out negative for drugs, contrary to the first result.
Signed by Kuala Lumpur Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief Asst Comm Adnan Azizon, the letter also said that the case is considered closed and no further action required.
When contacted, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the investigation officer from Dang Wangi police district headquarters had sent the urine sample from Rizalman in a professional manner.
The urine sample given to HKL was the same taken at the raid on the DeVegas club in Jalan Imbi.
“The investigating officer from the Dang Wang district police headquarters sent us Rizalman’s urine sample which had been used for the initial test,” Mazlan said.
“As the case is of public interest, the police asked the hospital to expedite the testing,” he said.
“We have referred the matter to the state Prosecution director.
“The Prosecution director has also concluded that no further action is required on Rizalman,” Mazlan said, adding that the urine tests for Rizalman’s nine friends have not been concluded.
He refuted claims that Rizalman was entrapped, saying that the police have conducted the investigation in a fair and transparent manner.
He told the Malay Mail that 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. “The test, however, is an approved one.
“From our 2007 analysis, when we sent certain people’s urine for testing, out of 65 percent which initially came out positive according to our test, 35 percent was later negative,” he was quoted saying.
Mazlan further explained that for pathology tests, unlike the police’s testing mechanism, the experts will further scrutinise for the exact threshold of the drug percentage contained in the urine.
“I want to say here. We police are professionals. We are not interested in the politics out there. We follow standard operating procedures, and we only help the agencies who ask us for help. We are here to do our jobs and not to paint anyone badly,” he was quoted saying.
The Star earlier reported that an Umno division chief was detained at a karaoke joint in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, at about 2am on Monday (April 2) in a joint operation by police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
They were investigating an anonymous tip that the outlet was operating without a licence.
It was reported yesterday that Mazlan claimed the raid at the karaoke centre was an operation headed by the MACC who sought the assistance of the police to escort the commission’s officers for the operation.
Rizalman had earlier insisted that he was a victim of a ploy to sabotage his chances of contesting in the elections.
He had alleged that he had been “trapped” and that he had just been “drinking coffee or Nescafe” at the karaoke outlet.
Earlier report: Apr 4, Umno’s Rizalman Claims He Was Set Up, Didn’t Do Drugs