KUALA LUMPUR: A man has come forward claiming he had “sold” a database containing about 900,000 names and MyKad numbers for the Citizens’ Declaration
The man, Azharuddin [email protected], was today brought by the Declaration opponent, former Rembau PKR chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard.
Azharuddin produced a copy of a statutory declaration claiming he was approached by a woman who used the nickname “Ratu Naga” on Facebook.
Azharuddin claimed that only 300,000 of the 1.2 million signatures were not from his list.
The rest of the names were from the electoral database which he, as a part-time computer programmer, had used in his work with political parties for elections.
“On April 27, 2016, I was contacted by Ratu Naga to buy the Malaysian citizens’ database to help gather 1.2 million signatures for the Citizens’ Declaration, supported by Tun Mahathir (Mohamad).
“She had prior knowledge that I had a massive database of information on millions of Malaysians which could be suited for various needs and requirements,” he told a press conference at a restaurant in Lembah Pantai today.
Azharuddin claimed the woman offered RM 5,000 for information from the database and told him that Mahathir did not want his name to be involved in the project.
However, he said he was only paid RM1,000 last month. He said he had copies of his WhatsApp communication between himself and Ratu Naga.
Azharuddin, who hails from Terengganu, said he did not want to reveal more, leaving room for Chegubard, to dictate the press conference.
Badrul said he had more information regarding the matter and he promised to divulge more soon.
“We revealed this much first. We want to wait for their (pro-Mahathir supporters) response first.”