Former top PAS leader received 1MDB funds, claims Rafizi

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PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli today further revealed that it was a former top-ranking PAS leader who had received 1MDB funds.

“He was the bridge between Umno and PAS. I have the information,” said the Pandan MP during his “debate” at the mock Dewan Rakyat held at Invoke office in Sungai Besi near here tonight.

The debate was shown through Facebook live streaming.

Rafizi said more information will be revealed in two or three days.

Rafizi also claimed that Umno and PAS MPs seemed close to one another while PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was tabling a motion on a bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) last Thursday.

Last week, Rafizi had claimed to have evidence of an individual, whom he described as being close to PAS, who had received the funds from Prime Minister Najib Razak’s accounts. He did not state the amount.

In a statement last week, Rafizi had claimed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had traced the flow of funds from 1MDB to an individual close to the PAS leadership.

He said this was the result of MACC’s investigation into the funds of the state investment arm.

Therefore, Rafizi said there was no need for him to submit evidence to MACC, as suggested by PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.

“I will reveal the identity of the individual in the weeks to come and will lodge a report with MACC,” Rafizi had said.

Rafizi had challenged Hadi to respond to his allegation.

Putrajaya has denied any cover-up in the 1MDB issue. At present, several international investigations are probing the money trail from the state investment fund.

Rafizi: MACC traced 1MDB funds to PAS-linked individual