6th February 2019
MALAYSIANS DEMAND THE TRUTH ON THE ALLEGED RM 90 MILLION CASE
The settlement out of court the London court case between PAS President Hadi Awang and Sarawak Report Editor Clare Rewcastle Brown regarding the RM90 million paid by UMNO to PAS leaders does not mean closure to the case. Malaysians demand to know the truth.
Even though the case will not be adjudicated, the allegations by Brown that the RM 90 million paid to leaders of PAS remain. This includes a purported audio recording of Nik Abduh talking about receiving RM 2 million from UMNO, produced as evidence by Brown and has not been contested by Hadi Awang.
The allegations by Brown include extravagant spending of PAS leaders how they purchased expensive cars and houses. Leaders of PAS have positioned themselves as pious, righteous and pure, and even promising a path to heaven to party members for their support.
Malaysians are anxious to know the truth of the matter because the money paid out is allegedly derived from the 1MDB fund. Members of PAS who have donated to the party’s legal fund for Hadi Awang should also be interested to know the truth. This case is beyond mere accusations from both Clare Rewcastle Brown and Hadi Awang. At stake is the integrity of the criminal law and the millions of young minds who will be wondering if corruption and dishonesty is a way of life in modern society.
Patriot calls for anyone with knowledge on the case to file reports with the authorities. Even if there is none, the police and the MACC should also start investigation on their own.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd)
President, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan