On Feb 6, former PAS vice-president Husam Musa caused a stir by drawing a link between a “RM90 million” sum and an Affin Bank account.
Husam said this in a speech at Selising, Pasir Puteh, and it quickly spread online, earning him the wrath of PAS leaders and followers over the insinuation that the party had received funds from dodgy sources.
Now, with PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli having divulged his statutory declaration alleging that former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa had received money from SRC International Sdn Bhd, Husam said that it is not possible to put two and two together just yet.
Husam, who is now an Amanah vice-president, said he had never met Rafizi to discuss suspicious funds meant for PAS.
He added that it was likely that their respective sources were different.
“I did not meet Rafizi. I did not communicate with him. I don’t know if what he raised also involved the Affin Bank transactions or not.
“We have to share notes. I have to go meet him. But I think that our sources are different.
“I can’t say who, but it’s (likely) different,” said Husam at a press conference today.
The Genting affair
After the Selising ceramah, Husam faced a flurry of threats to sue him for defamation by PAS leaders but none appear to have materialised.
Meanwhile, Husam denied allegations that he received funds from Genting Group and threatened to sue former Bandar Tun Razak Umno division secretary Zaharin Mohd Yasin for defamation.
He said a letter of demand for an apology and retraction has been served on Zaharin, whp was given one week to respond, failing which a defamation suit would be initiated.
Zaharin, in a post on Facebook on April 10, claimed that Husam had received money from Genting’s non-gaming related industries that was meant for PAS.
He claimed that Lim had allegedly felt indebted to PAS for being allowed to build a bridge in Kota Bharu and for being given a “Datuk” title from Kelantan.
Zaharin, who used to blog under the handle Sang Kelambai, has a sizeable following online.