GEORGE TOWN: Blog operator WordPress has suspended the blog which published an allegation that Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali has millions stashed in overseas bank accounts.
A visit to the “Toyol of Selangor” blog shows a message saying it has been “archived or suspended” for violating its terms of service. No details were given on why it was suspended.
The blog had listed the numbers of the accounts purportedly owned by Azmin in overseas banks. Azmin has denied the claim, calling it an attempt to tarnish his reputation.
Azmin’s political secretary Muhammad Hilman Idham meanwhile said the allegation was a smear campaign against the PKR deputy president ahead of the party polls in August.
Hilman, who is Selangor state assemblyman for Gombak Setia, urged the public to take the claim with a pinch of salt, adding that the blog post was “made up”.
“This is not the first time a false accusation has been hurled against Azmin. We urge the people not to be fooled by such allegations of no credibility.
“We do not want to entertain gutter politics by certain quarters. At the same time, the so-called allegations in the blog are disputable,” he told FMT.
In the June 18 blog post, the anonymous blogger alleged that Azmin and his wife Shamsidar Taharin had hundreds of millions of ringgit in several bank accounts overseas.
Azmin however said he had nothing to hide, having declared his assets since 2008, and urged those with information to go to the authorities to have him investigated.