PETALING JAYA: Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan has accused the opposition of defaming him about a luxury watch that he allegedly owned.
In a tweet, the Pontian MP said he never owned a Rolex Submariner, let alone worn the watch.
â€œFitnah! Ini kerja pembangkang! Saya tak ada Rolex Submariner & tak pernah memakainya. Jam saya yg biasa sajaâ€.
(Lies! This is the work of the opposition. I donâ€™t own a Rolex Submariner and never worn it. My watch is an ordinary one).
Sri Sanjeevan, chairman of MyWatch, a crime watchdog, had published a series of photos on his Facebook page, depicting several politicians and their watches.
However, Sanjeevan said the photographs that he had published did not included that of Ahmad, who was seen wearing a watch believed to be a Rolex Submariner worth around RM30,000 to RM40,000.
“It is not by MyWatch. It was posted on my Facebook page,” he said.
Seeing the denial tweet from Ahmad, Sanjeevan tweeted back, urging him to lodge a police report if it was not true.
â€œPls lodge a @PDRMasia report so they can investigate. @SPRMMalaysiaâ€, he said while tagging Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in his tweet.
â€œIf he comes forward, then I will go accompany him to lodge police and MACC report as well. Will he come forward?â€ said Sanjeevan when contacted.
Attempts to get Ahmad for comments have not been successful.