KUALA LUMPUR: PAS Youth leaders have lodged a police report over a Sarawak Report article alleging that the top party echelons had received RM90mil from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Describing it as a “wild accusation”, Federal Territories PAS Youth chief Khairul Nizam Khirudin stressed that PAS had no political affiliation with Umno.
“We have no political ties with Umno, but merely work together for the benefits of the Muslims and the rest of the rakyat,” he told reporters at Dang Wangi police headquarters here, Wednesday.
Khairul added PAS has never been involved in any misappropriation or abuse of power and said this was evident in the Kelantan state government led by the Islamist party.
“We are a party of integrity. There’s no element of misappropriation or abuse of power over there,” he said.
PAS Youth deputy chief Khalil Abdul Hadi, who was also present, urged the police to investigate the report and its source.
“This is a severe accusation against PAS and we need to know where they (Sarawak Report) get their information from,” he said.
On Saturday, Sarawak Report published a comment piece claiming that Najib had wooed PAS away from the Opposition coalition by channeling RM90mil funds to the party’s top leadership.
However on Monday, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown had clarified that the claim was merely a “widespread suspicion”.
Earlier on the same day, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said that the party would take a legal action against the website.