Rizalman grateful to be vindicated, asks for attacks to stop

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar (pic) 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.

"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).

"I am grateful to the police and the MACC throughout the investigations.

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 Rizalman's urine sample was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital's Pathology Unit and came out negative for drugs.

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.

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.

Rizalman had earlier insisted that he was a victim of a ploy to sabotage his chances of contesting in the elections.

He said that he had been "trapped" and that he had just been "drinking coffee or Nescafe."