Shedding a little more light on his startling claim that a person close to PAS had received 1MDB funds, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli said this was a former top ranking leader in the Islamist party.
“He has been a bridge between Umno and PAS,” the Pandan lawmaker told Malaysiakini.
Rafizi also claimed this individual had been admonished by the late PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat on several occasions for attempting to forge ties between Umno and PAS.
However, still holding the cards close to his chest, the PKR leader said he would expose the details later this week.
Quizzed on how serious is the evidence he has in his possession, Rafizi replied: “I think it will refocus everything and the cover-up on 1MDB. It will bring back the focus to 1MDB.”
The government has denied that there has been a cover-up in the 1MDB issue despite the wealth fund being the subject of numerous international investigations, and several people being charged in connection with the case in Singapore.
Act 355 comes first
Meanwhile, Rafizi said he has to wait several days before revealing more details because he wanted to explain the Islamic perspective of ongoing attempts to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).
He said Muslims must know that there is a lot more to the debate on this issue then what was portrayed by Umno.
“After this, if I reveal the person, the people will better understand the situation,” he added.
Last week, Rafizi caused a stir when he claimed to have evidence of an individual, whom he described as being close to PAS, having received the funds from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s accounts.
He challenged PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to respond to the issue.
Rafizi’s allegation came on the last day of the March-April Dewan Rakyat meeting after speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia deferred the debate on Hadi’s motion to amend Act 355.
PAS leaders have denied Rafizi’s allegation and challenged him to file a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), if he has the proof as claimed.However, Rafizi claimed that MACC had already established this in its course of investigating 1MDB.
Najib has also denied abusing public funds for personal gain, and claimed that the RM2.6 billion in his personal accounts was a donation from a Saudi royalty and did not originate from 1MDB.
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has also cleared the prime minister of any wrongdoing.