I denied voice was mine to protect party, says Nik Abduh

PAS Central Committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz.

KOTA BHARU: PAS Central Committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said he had dismissed the audio recording claiming he had received funds from Barisan Nasional before the 14th general election (GE14) to protect the reputation of his party.

Nik Abduh, who is also the MP for Bachok, said the decision was taken after discussing the matter with colleagues in the party to “close” any issue that might be used by the opposition to slander PAS.

“(The denial of the audio recording) was part of party discipline.

“It is not a question of my reputation but concerned the party,” he said when approached by reporters at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa, after returning from a PAS Central Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur today.

He said although Islam encouraged its followers to speak the truth, there are certain occasions when a person is allowed to lie.

PAS had yesterday confirmed the voice in the audio was that of Nik Abduh but it wasn’t the complete conversation.

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said: “He (Nik Abduh) said it did not show the actual context. It was not just about PAS receiving money from Umno; there were other things.

“In order to understand the context of the audio recording, we have to listen from the first minute until the end. Only then will we understand everything,” he said.