"Our Test Strips Are Too Sensitive" - KL Police Says After Rizalman's Second Drug Test
The Kuala Lumpur police have cleared Bandar Tun Razak UMNO leader Rizalman Mokhtar after his second urine test came negative
On 7 April, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Mazlan Lazim confirmed to media that after a second urine test conducted on Rizalman Mokhtar have turned out negative for drugs. Following which the UMNO leader has been cleared of the drug charges by police.
He said that investigators from the Dang Wangi police headquarters had sent Rizalman's urine samples to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) pathology unit for testing.
"Seeing that this case was of public interest, police had asked for the hospital to speed up the process. Once the tests were completed, the hospital issued a statement confirming that the tests were negative," he said, according to NST Online.
The KL Police Chief said that while Rizalman's first urine test result came positive, the test strip used by the police was "very sensitive"
So they sent his urine sample for a second testing to the HKL's forensic pathology lab.
"The result was negative. The test strip used by the police was very sensitive. The test strip the police used was not the one used by the pathology experts," the KL Police Chief was quoted as saying by the Malay Mail Online today.
Meanwhile, according to theSundaily, Chief Mazlan also added that the HKL's decision is final because "they are professionals."
Surprisingly, though, Mazlan said that the drug test by police is an approved one.
Furthermore, an official letter from the Kuala Lumpur Police stats that they consider the case as closed and no further action required
According to The Star Online, the letter has gone viral on social media.
Signed by KL Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) chief Asst Comm Adnan Azizon, it stated that the case is considered closed and no further action is required.
Additionally, director of the State Prosecution Unit, to whom the police had referred the matter after the second urine test, has also concluded that no further action is required on Rizalman Mokhtar
On 2 April, at about 2am on Monday, the Bandar Tun Razak UMNO leader was arrested at a Jalan Imbi Nightclub for drug use:
In other news, a 56-year-old father of two was charged under Section 8(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 for sending 33 nude photos of a four-year-old girl to her mother: