Sarawak Report shows new evidence of Umno funding PAS election campaigns

A screenshot of a transaction receipt published by Sarawak Report, which it says shows money deposited into a bank account owned by PAS.

PETALING JAYA: Whistleblower site Sarawak Report today published what it said was new evidence showing that PAS had received election donations from Umno, three weeks before its leader Abdul Hadi Awang testified in a London court that his party was not working with Umno.

The website shows a screenshot of a bank transfer from the aide of a former minister for RM2.5 million into PAS’ account at a Bank Islam branch on March 21 last year.

This contradicts the statement by Hadi, who testified before the High Court of Justice in London on April 17 that his party was not colluding with Umno, whether politically or otherwise.

Hadi filed a defamation suit against Sarawak Report over a report published in August 2017 suggesting that senior PAS leaders could have received RM90 million from former Umno leader Najib Razak.

Both parties agreed to an out-of-court settlement earlier this month.

Sarawak Report said Hadi confirmed PAS receiving the RM2.5 million before his court statement but denied that the money came from Umno.

It also claimed that another million or so ringgit had been given to PAS by Umno around the same time.

FMT is trying to get a response from the minister in question.