GEORGE TOWN – Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman should report to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) about the RM5 million he was offered to leave the country, Lim Guan Eng said today
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president said he is not surprised that Syed Saddiq was approached to do this.
“As I’ve said, he should report this to the MACC and I wonder why the media didn’t publish the name of the person, I want to know who it is,” he said when asked to comment on the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Youth chief’s allegation yesterday.
Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, said it is only the right thing to do for MACC to investigate Syed Saddiq’s claim yesterday on financial offers made to him and other former PPBM members.
As for whether PPBM will bring up this matter in the presidential meeting, Lim said he will leave this to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is chairman of both the party and PH.
Yesterday, Syed Saddiq told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that he was offered RM5 million to leave the country and attack PPBM leaders.
He claimed he was told to say that PPBM was about the personal struggles of Dr Mahathir, its president and former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has challenged Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who claimed he was offered a RM5 million bribe, to report the matter to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The Star Online quoted the MCA deputy president as saying that the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Youth chief’s allegation was “just another political gimmick” just before the 14th general election.
“I would read it as an entertainment news. Very entertaining.
“If this young man has the evidence, he should just report it to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the authorities,” Wee, who is minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, reportedly said.
The PPBM Youth chief said yesterday he will forego an Oxford University scholarship valued at RM400,000, after he was allegedly offered RM5 million to pursue this.
The former national debater alleged that the sum was inducement for him to leave the country ahead of the general election and to slander PPBM leaders such as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Syed Saddiq named an individual employed by Putrajaya as the person responsible, but this may not be published for legal reasons.
Former PPBM vice-president Datuk Hamidah Osman has said she is considering legal action against Syed Saddiq for claiming she was offered a similar bribe to quit the party.
– Malay Mail