Police have identified a businessman as the main player behind a drug-fuelled party thrown for civil servants with the aim of obtaining lucrative government contracts.
In the raid on a condominium in Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur, early Sunday, 17 people were arrested, among them the businessman, his colleagues, an assemblyman and ministers’ aides.
Police sources told The Malaysian Insight that the businessman supplied his guests with women and drugs, and even organised gambling sessions for them.
Among the women provided at the party were a private college student and foreigners.
“He (the businessman) wanted to give them a good time, in the hope that he and his friends will receive lucrative government contracts,” said a source.
Sixteen of the 17 nabbed tested positive for methamphetamine. They were released after their statements were taken, but are expected to be brought back to police when other test results come in.
Initial investigations revealed that similar parties were held in the past, but not at the same location.
It is learnt that the raiding party moved in after receiving a noise complaint. Found in the condo unit was a powdered substance believed to be drugs.
It was reported that among those arrested was Adhif Syan Abdullah, who is a first-term Dengkil assemblyman and Selangor Bersatu youth chief.
He later told the press that he was “simply at the wrong place at the wrong time” and vowed to continue serving his constituency.
Another suspect is said to be former SEA Games gymnastics champion Kau Git Kuar, who has been suspended by the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) from his deputy president’s post following the incident.
According to the police report seen by Timesport, the apartment is said to be registered to GK Sport & Recreation Sdn Bhd – a sports equipment supply company owned by Git Kaur.
Git Kaur won gold in men’s artistic gymnastics at the 1991 Manila Sea Games.
MGF president Rachel Lau confirmed that the national body’s disciplinary committee met on Monday and decided to suspend Git Kaur with immediate effect.
Rachel claimed that Git Kaur had, earlier on Saturday, created a stir when he attended an MGF meeting in “an intoxicated state”.
“He came in intoxicated and was very difficult to deal with,” alleged Rachel.
“He was screaming and shouting and called us all liars and threatened us…it was quite scary. I have to commend our staff for handling the situation bravely.
“He claimed that we (MGF) owed him money for equipment that he supplied in the past.
“However, that was for the 2010-2014 period, when there was no council approval for the items. When I came in as president, we had no debt on record.”
Rachel added that MGF will not tolerate such behaviour.
“I’ve always said that discipline must be (applied) across the board. I’m very clear when it comes to discipline,” she stressed. “There are many little girls involved in this sport and the last thing I want is for parents to fear for their children’s safety.”
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador on Monday said the raiding officers found that the partygoers “were all high on drugs”.
At least two ministers’ aides were among the 17 detained. The others are said to include Adhif’s aide, an assistant to the prime minister’s political secretary and a Unitar Interntaional University student. – TMI
Earlier report: Jan 14, Dengkil Rep Adhif, Political Aides Among 17 Detained in Raid on Drug-Fuelled Party