Already making the news for his alleged assault of three Rela personnel and the subsequent alleged offer of money to the victims to withdraw their police report, Datuk Nicky Liow is now creating more buzz with the police announcement that he positive tested for drugs and speculation that he owns a firearm.
- Has a drug-related record
- Was under drug influence when he surrendered to police
- Speculation he has a firearm
- Under investigation for alleged assault, obstructing public servant from carrying out duties, and now drugs, as well as for alleged bribery by MACC
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Liow has a drug-related offence and also tested positive for drugs in his latest urine sample test.
He said the suspect was under the influence of drugs when he surrendered himself to the police at Ampang Jaya district police headquarters on Monday.
“We will take action in accordance to the Dangerous Drugs Act,” Noor Rashid told reporters today.
Police are still investigating whether he was under the influence of drugs when he allegedly assaulted the Rela personnel on Oct 27.
Meanwhile, Noor Rashid added that the Datuk Sri does not possess a gun.
“At this point of the investigation, we believe the Datuk Sri does not have a gun.
However, following rumours and online speculation that the suspect has a firearm, we will look into it.
“If it’s true, surely his licence to own a firearm will be revoked. People with firearm permits can’t be going out and trying to hurt others with the weapon,” noor rashid added.
The young Datuk Seri is currently being remanded for four days starting yesterday to facilitate investigations.
Last Friday, the 29-year-old chairman of a company with diverse business interests, allegedly kicked, slapped, and punched three Rela officers who were managing traffic at the Kew Ong Yah Buddhist Temple in Ampang.
He started attacking the trio during the 6.30am incident after they told him his parked Toyota Vellfire was obstructing traffic.
Liow is being investigated under Section 324 Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant in discharge of his public functions.
He is also being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) following the report made by the Rela trio over his alleged “bribe” of RM10,000 to each of them.
It is learnt that Liow, who uses the honorific ‘Dr’ on his business card, is the chairman of a company which invests in several businesses such as real estate and property, healthcare, jewellery, travel, entertainment, e-commerce, and other financial instruments.