Dr M says no one above law after drug bust linked to PPBM man

Dr Mahathir Mohamad waving to the media during a visit to a rail depot in Serendah, which is part of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT2).

HULU SELANGOR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would not condone anyone from the ruling coalition breaking the law, following reports of a Selangor PPBM assemblyman detained in an anti-drug raid early today.

Mahathir, who is the PPBM chairman, said he would wait for a full report on the incident.

“Of course we believe in the rule of law. Anyone who breaks the law, does not matter who, even if I break the law, I go to jail,” he told reporters today after visiting a rail depot in Serendah, which is part of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT2).

Mahathir said he had no details of the arrest, and whether it involved Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.

“I heard about it but I don’t know much.”

Adhif has denied he was among those detained.

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed that police had raided a private party at a condominium in Puchong, where he said police had seized 0.8 grammes of ketamine.

Hamid, however, refused to confirm or deny if Adhif was among those arrested.

“Police have identified the VVIP involved in the drug case. I think you know (who). I know some of you know about the behaviour of some of the VVIPs,” he told reporters in Bukit Aman today.

During his visit to the rail depot Mahathir said local companies must expand their experience and knowledge in the rail industry and look for business outside.

“We believe in exporting, not only raw materials but also finished goods, as well as local expertise,” he said.

He said the double tracking project was handled by a local company, Dhaya Maju Infrastructure, and the project would help Malaysians to develop skills in the area.

“Over time (local companies) will improve and perform at the same level as those in developed countries,” he said. “If we keep buying from overseas we will never develop (those skills),” he said.