Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) vice-president and Selangor Bersatu chairman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari (pic) feels that there was no need for him to keep in touch with Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah. - NSTP/ROSLIN MAT TAHIR

SHAH ALAM: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) vice-president and Selangor Bersatu chairman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari feels that there was no need for him to keep in touch with Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.

Adhif, 39, who was arrested for an alleged drug offence in Puchong on early Sunday morning, was today suspended from his Selangor Bersatu Youth chief position pending police investigations.

Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said the decision to suspend Adhif was made at the party’s youth leaders council meeting.

Abdul Rashid said there was no necessity to summon Adhif to explain himself over the arrest.

“It is unnecessary for me to contact him. The police are in the midst of investigations and furthermore, the party’s top leadership has stated that they are not going to interfere in the probe.

“This was made clear by (Bersatu president) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Bersatu president). This stance was also affirmed by (Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“So let the police investigate this case and we will wait for the results,” Abdul Rashid told the New Straits Times.

Abdul Rashid said Adhif’s arrest was also set to be discussed at the party’s supreme council meeting tomorrow.

“I will be attending the meeting,” he said.

Meanwhile, Adhif did not respond to New Straits Times calls and WhatsApp messages at Press time.

It was reported that Adhif was among 17 persons arrested in a raid at a condominium unit in Puchong.

Adhif, who was reportedly tested positive for drugs, denied that he was arrested, saying that he was at the “wrong place at the wrong time”.