PETALING JAYA: Former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today strongly denied that he had agreed to participate in the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” programme organised by a pro-Umno group yesterday.
“It is important to know that the “Nothing to Hide 2.0″ programme is an evil plan devised by morally bankrupt individuals to confuse the people and tarnish my reputation,” he said in a statement today.
President of Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM), Azwanddin Hamzah had previously claimed Muhyiddin had initially agreed to appear in the programme to “explain” the contents of a statutory declaration in which he was alleged to have had an affair with the wife of another man, only to pull out at the eleventh hour.
In the statement, Muhyiddin said he had twice issued denials about his purported involvement in the programme but JMM had pushed ahead with it, regardless.
“Attempts by my officers to reach JMM also failed after several calls to Azwanddin went unanswered.
Muhyiddin, who was recently sacked from Umno, said he had never met Azwanddin, let alone agreed to appear in a programme by the Malay activist group.
The former Umno deputy president also took to task local news station TV3 for broadcasting the “lies” purportedly spread by Azwanddin.
At the end of the forum yesterday, JMM distributed photocopies of the statutory declaration that implicated Muhyiddin in an affair with a married woman and gave details of an alleged abuse of power while the former DPM was Menteri Besar of Johor.
Meanwhile Muhyiddin’s special advisor Mohd Nardin Awang also issued a statement denying Muhyiddin had been invited to the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” event.