MFA helps kin in KL drug overdose case

THE families of Singaporean revellers who collapsed at a music festival in Kuala Lumpur after an alleged drug overdose are receiving consular assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Sunday.

Six Malaysians at the Future Music Festival are reported to have died while another nine people - six of whom are believed to be Singaporeans - are being treated at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre after collapsing.

Two of the Singaporeans were in a critical condition.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohmad Salleh said they were believed to have overdosed on methamphetamine, commonly known as "ice".

The MFA said it "is aware of the case and is in touch with the next of kin to render consular assistance".

After Friday night's incident, organisers cancelled the final night of the three-day festival on Saturday.

Police have arrested 29 people for various drug offences, Malaysia's Sun Daily reported.

Cheras police chief ACP Mohan Singh said the arrests were made since Friday when the festival began - 13 were locals and 16, foreigners.

The festival, held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, had been touted as one of South-east Asia's biggest electronic dance music events.

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