Those who accused PN of using gambling funds need to apologise

29 May 2023 05:38pm
Nik Amar (two from right) awarding the land grant to residences at Tanah Merah - FILEPIC
Nik Amar (two from right) awarding the land grant to residences at Tanah Merah - FILEPIC

TANAH MERAH - Those who accused Perikatan Nasional (PN) of receiving gambling funds to finance the alliance 15th General Election (GE15) campaign needs to apologise.

Pas vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said needs to confirm that none of the parties in PN received funds from gambling funds in GE15.

"We hold to her answer, there is no proof to that claim.

"Whoever started this accusation needs to withdraw their statement and apologise because the government has already gave an official response," he said when met by reporters at Tanah Merah Land Grant Award Ceremony to 242 recipients in Gobek, here, today.

Previously, Azalina, in a written reply in Dewan Rakyat, said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations could not prove the allegations that PN received funds from gaming companies to campaign in GE15.

She said MACC found that the information was very general and no party could confirm it, thus no investigation paper was opened.

However, on Friday, Azalina insisted that the investigation into the allegation was not halted or dropped.

PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been reported as saying that the coalition is considering to take legal action against those who made such accusations.

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Meanwhile, when asked about the possibility of Muafakat Nasional (MN) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa contesting in the upcoming state election, he explained that the matter has not been decided by the party involved and he believes that Annuar did not join Pas due to his motivation to contest in the state election.

"Competing at the State Legislative Assembly level is too of a small scale for Annuar who he described as a prominent national figure.

"I believe that he joined Pas only to show his support for the party's struggle and to express dissatisfaction towards Umno," he said.

In another development, he also believes that the current fall in Ringgit proves that the foreign investors have little confidence in the government led by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Anwar should find a way to solve the problems faced by the people, especially involving the economy.

"He needs to focus on issues related to the people's interest such as the issue of expensive goods and the drop of Ringgit currency instead of being busy looking for someone he wants to sue," he said.

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