KUALA LUMPUR – April 12, 2017: PAS today makes clear that it will will no longer entertain or respond to baseless claims by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.
This, according to information chief Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi, includes Rafizi’s latest allegation that a former PAS leader had been receiving money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
“First he claimed that the person is a prominent PAS leader. A day after that, it was a person close to PAS. A few days afterwards the person is a former PAS leader. Which is which?” pointed out Nazaruddin when asked for a reaction.
“Rafizi and his friends can slander us to their hearts content but don’t forget that it wasn’t us who ended Khalid Ibrahim’s (Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) career as Selangor mentri besar,” remarked Nasruddin sarcastically.
He was referring to PKR’s infamous Kajang Move in 2014 that resulted in the ousting of Khalid. PKR had in 2015 apologised to Khalid for the move which was initially initiated to replace him with party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Instead of attacking PAS, Nasruddin advised Rafizi to fix the convoluted mess in PKR but didn’t elaborate.
Rafizi first made the allegation after PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had finished tabling the syariah courts empowerment bill, RUU355, last week.
A few days later he alleged that the well-known PAS leader was actually someone who left PAS under acrimonious circumstances.
Two days ago, Rafizi stated that he would disclose the identity of the former leader by this week.
But according to blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the person Rafizi is accusing is former PAS deputy president Datuk Dr. Nasharudin Mat Isa, who now heads the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation.
Nasharudin could not be contacted.