PETALING JAYA – PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has named former PAS deputy president Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa as the individual who allegedly received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary.
Nasharudin is now the chief executive officer of Global Movement of Moderates.
In a 41-minute Facebook live video published on Thursday, Rafizi, also Pandan MP, named Nasharudin as the recipient of an undisclosed amount of funds from 1MDB, allegedly channeled through the account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Rafizi read a statutory declaration (SD) naming Nasharuddin as having received the funds through an intermediary.
He claimed to have received this information through an unnamed former senior Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer who was leading the 1MDB investigations and has since retired.
Rafizi claimed that MACC investigations on SRC International found that funds were moved to a private account of Najib, which was subsequently paid to a certain lawyer.
“MACC has questioned the lawyer and found proof that leaders were paid using funds from SRC international channeled through the lawyer.
“One of the recipients that received payment from the lawyer is Dr Nasharuddin Md Isa, former Pas deputy president,” said Rafizi.
Nasharudin was Yan MP from 1999 to 2004 and Bachok MP from 2008 to 2013. He was PAS deputy president from 2005 to 2011.
Nasharudin was one of the key proponents of a unity government plan with Umno, an idea which was eventually dropped.
He was sacked from the PAS Syura Council in 2013 for allegedly breaching several council decisions.
Rafizi said he would be “more than happy” to go through the legal process should action be taken over his SD, as he would then be “in a position to drag the 1MDB issue to the court all over again”.
Previously, Rafizi alleged that an individual close to the PAS leadership had received 1MDB funds, but did not diclose the name of the individual.
On Tuesday, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Awang rubbished the claim, saying Rafizi’s accusation was a “300% lie”. Hadi said he forgave Rafizi and urged him to repent to God
According to the Malay Mail, Rafizi declined to disclose the sums involved, saying the MACC was aware of the details.
He also claimed that Kuala Nerus MP Datuk Dr Khairuddin Aman Razali, who is PAS Ulama information chief, received the same information from the retired MACC official.
Rafizi later invited the MACC to report him to the police if it denied his statutory declaration.
“Then I can drag the MACC officers to state in the witness stand whether what I said was false. This information is verified and it came from the most senior person leading the investigation. And this is solely in the interest of truth,” said Rafizi.
– ANN / Malay mail