“When people want to kill you (politically) but cannot find any wrongdoing, they create slander.” -– Bernama
KUALA SELANGOR: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari denies allegations that he is having an extra-marital affair.
“I don’t know why I am being targeted.
“As a matter of fact, I am also very sure that I was never at the location mentioned in the allegations as I was in Kuala Lumpur throughout the period,” said Amirudin when met at a drug prevention campaign at SMK Kuala Selangor on Wednesday (July 10).
A website had published an article on Tuesday (July 9) alleging that Amirudin was having an illicit relationship with a woman.
According to the article, CCTV footage from a hotel in Sandakan, Sabah showed Amirudin and the woman – who is allegedly a state assemblyman – taken during the Sandakan by-election period on May 11.
The article has since been taken offline.
He reckoned the allegations were cooked-up after he criticised the style of “gutter and sewage politics” being used today.
“I am convinced this will not adversely affect me as an individual but I worry it will impact the political culture,” said Amirudin.
He added he had discussed the matter with his lawyers to find out who is behind the allegations.
Asked if he believed the character assassination attempt came from within his party, PKR, Amirudin said he had no idea.
However, he voiced concern that defaming others had become the political culture in the country.
Last month, Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, admitted that he was the one seen in viral footage of two men having a romp in bed, taken during the Sandakan by-election.
Haziq, who has since been sacked from PKR, claimed that the other man in the video was Economics Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
Azmin has vehemently denied the allegations, saying it was a “nefarious plot” to end his political career. – THE STAR
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