PETALING JAYA: PAS has played down the revelation that its Kuala Nerus MP, Khairuddin Aman Razali knew that its former deputy president, Nasharudin Mat Isa, had allegedly received funds from 1MDB.
“For me, I don’t see a problem with him being aware of it.
“One thing is certain; it has nothing to do with the PAS leadership and that’s all I have to say,” the party’s deputy president, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, told FMT today.
He was asked to comment on Rafizi Ramli’s revelation earlier today that Nasharudin had allegedly received funds from a former 1MDB subsidiary and Khairuddin’s supposed knowledge of the matter.
This followed Rafizi’s initial claim on April 7 that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had traced the flow of funds from 1MDB to an individual close to the PAS leadership.
Rafizi, who is PKR’s vice-president, also alleged that a former senior MACC officer had spoken of the time Khairuddin had met him to inquire about the investigation into 1MDB.
According to Rafizi, the officer had told Khairuddin everything there is to know about the investigation, but he (Khairuddin) had not said a word about it.
Tuan Ibrahim also denied that Khairuddin’s knowledge of the matter was the reason PAS did not speak out against 1MDB, noting that he and PAS had issued statements against 1MDB on many occasions.
PAS MPs, he added, had also raised the matter in Parliament.
When asked if PAS intended to sue Rafizi, Tuan Ibrahim said: “There is no need to do so. There is nothing much in his revelation. It’s only malicious.
“For us, we don’t see this as a serious issue as it is a personal matter for Nasharudin.”