PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli said he has not received any letter of demand or legal suit from Nasharudin Mat Isa for alleging that the former PAS deputy president received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd.
“It’s been about two weeks since I disclosed the money trail from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank account from SRC International that eventually went to Nasharudin.
“While I have not received any demand letter or legal suit, what is most important is for Nasharudin to vacate his appointed position at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” Rafizi told Malaysiakiniyesterday.
Nasharudin, who is now the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF) chief executive officer, is also part of the MACC’s Consultation and Prevention of Corruption advisory panel, to which he was appointed in August last year.
Rafizi said MACC should initiate steps to remove Nasharudin from the advisory panel if he refuses to vacate the position.
In his response to Rafizi’s claims against him, Nasharudin denied receiving the funds from SRC International, which was once a subsidiary of 1MDB.
Nasharudin also said that he has sought legal counsel to initiate legal action or “any other appropriate actions deemed reasonable, expedient and in accordance to the rule of law”.
Rafizi had previously made a statutory declaration (SD) naming Nasharudin as the person who received funds from SRC International through a lawyer.
He also alleged that the funds originated from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank account.
MACC yet to deny claims
His source, he said, was a former MACC top brass familiar with the investigations into 1MDB and SRC International.
Rafizi has also filed a report with the MACC on his allegation.
He updated Malaysiakini yesterday on the status of his report, saying that he has been informed via the online system that his report is under investigation.
“Since MACC has not denied the content of my SD, the conclusion that can be deduced is that there is truth in the claim made by a former senior MACC official,” Rafizi said.
SRC International, which is now under the Finance Ministry, landed in the spotlight when it was revealed that RM42 million from the firm had been deposited into the prime minister’s bank personal account.
However, attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has cleared Najib, who is also finance minister, of any wrongdoing, stating that the prime minister was unaware of this transfer of the money.
Najib has also repeatedly denied abusing public funds for personal gain, and blamed the corruption allegations against him on those conspiring to topple him from power.