Dr Wee casts doubt on Muhyiddin's denial over alleged aide's arrest


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

PETALING JAYA: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's denial that one of his aides was arrested for alleged drug use during a raid recently has been questioned, as a photo of a banner displayed at a school last year showing otherwise has emerged.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) said that one of those arrested was Pizi Jihat, and it was clearly written on the banner that he was opening a Parent-Teacher Association meeting in his capacity as Muhyiddin's special officer.

"Impersonating as a government officer is a criminal offence under Section 170 of the Penal Code, and if convicted can be imprisoned for two years," he said on a Facebook post, together with a photograph of the banner.

On Jan 12, police detained 17 individuals during a raid at a condominium near Puchong, where 16 of them reportedly tested positive for drugs.

Muhyiddin immediately denied that Pizi was his aide.

Dr Wee said he would monitor developments to see if Pizi is hauled to court for impersonating the Home Minister's special officer and if the suspects are charged with drug-related offences.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said a second urine screening test would be carried out, as per standard operating procedure.

The case is being investigated under Section 12(2) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.


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