No reports of 'zombie' drug in Malaysia yet, say cops

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Police confirmed that there has yet to be any case of the zombie drug "flakka" in Malaysia, following a recent viral video showing its effect on drug users, Kosmo! repor­ted.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department deputy director DCP Datuk Kang Chez Chiang said that they were working closely with the Chemistry Depart­ment on the matter.

He said the video, depicting drug addicts losing control and behaving like zombies, was an old one recor­ded last year.

He urged the public to alert the police if they were aware of the synthetic drug's abuse in Malaysia.

National Anti-Drug Agency director Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin said the drug was sold as a bath salt and was popular in Florida, United States, since it was available cheaply in the market two years ago.

He said those who consumed the drug would usually strip naked as their body temperature would rise as a side effect.

Actress Alicia Amin, a participant in Asia's Next Top Model 5, is surprised that her role in the music video of Pisang Goreng, which has gone viral on social media, has tremendous support from Indonesian fans.

The 22-year-old said the song by composer and singer Sid Murshid was published on Indonesia's foremost entertainment website a week ago.

"I was shocked with the number of Indonesian fans who said they were aware of the music video.

"It has received extraordinary response there, compared to the response from Malaysia," she told Harian Metro.

Alicia defended the video from critics, who questioned the goreng pisang theme and labelled it trash.

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