Friday, January 14, 2022

Perak assemblyman Terence Naidu (DAP) released from custody in drugs case

Perak assemblyman Terence Naidu released from custody in drugs case

Terence Naidu was reportedly detained in police custody after a drugs raid in Penang. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Perak state assemblyman Terence Naidu has been released from police custody a day after he was detained for allegedly testing positive for illegal substances.

His lawyer, RSN Rayer, confirmed with Malaysiakini that he had been released. “Yes, he was detained. I was present for his remand proceeding today. The police asked for four days but I objected to the remand. The (magistrates’) court ruled for him to be freed,” he was quoted as saying.

Terence, who is with DAP, was re-elected assemblyman for Pasir Bedamar, near Teluk Intan, in the 2018 general election. He secured a majority of 14,520 votes over his Barisan Nasional rival.

FMT reported earlier today that a Perak assemblyman had been arrested after he allegedly tested positive for drug use following a raid at a nightclub in Perai, Penang, last night.

A police source said the two-term assemblyman was found with 35 others at the nightclub which is part of a KTV (karaoke parlour) in Megamall Perai.

It has been learned that the case is being investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. The offence, of using a listed dangerous drug, carries a penalty of a fine of up to RM5,000 or a jail term of up to two years, or both.

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