PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu says he has not heard the audio recording allegedly of him plotting against party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
A tight-lipped Mat Sabu, as Mohamad is popularly known, refused to make further comments on the issue, reiterating that he will only make comments to the special committee chaired by Hadi, if he was required to do so as it was an internal matter.
The audio recording, which surfaced on social media on Monday, followed the heels of allegations that PAS election strategist Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli was planning to unseat Abdul Hadi, with conversations on social messaging service WhatsApp being used as evidence to support the claims.
It was reported that Kuantan PAS Youth chief Fadhli Ibrahim claimed on Feb 8 that there was evidence in the form of a screenshot of a WhatsApp group receiving orders from Dr Hatta to attack Abdul Hadi.
Asked if the audio recording was genuine, Mat Sabu replied that he “doesn’t know”, adding that he was on an overseas trip when the two-minute and 10 seconds audio recording was posted on social and mainstream media.
“I have not listened (to the recording).
“I was overseas.
“I will only answer to the partyâ€™s special committee and will only do so if called,” he told reporters at the Butterworth Sessions Court here on Thursday.
Mat Sabu is on trial for allegedly defaming Bukit Kepong policemen and their families during a ceramah at Tasek Gelugor in August, 2011.
On mulling over legal actions against TV3, Utusan Malaysia and other media which had allegedly carried the recording, Mat Sabu said he would leave the matter to his lawyer Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.-The Star