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Pribumi Bersatu Youth chief admits to miscommunication

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

PETALING JAYA – October 10, 2017: Pribumi Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has admitted that his feud with several former prominent party members was due to miscommunication.

At a meeting with a former ally who he had accused of being offered bribe to ditch the party, Syed Saddiq remarked that the problem was then aggravated by some instigators within the party.

Syed Saddiq, on October 4, claimed that former party vice-president Datuk Hamidah Osman, founding member Kamarul Zaman Habibur Rahman and member Hamizura Osman were offered RM5 million to leave the party.

This allegation came to be months after the trio had dumped the party, a decision which they blamed on frequent backbiting.

Although Syed Saddiq did not accuse them of accepting the bribes, his passionate demeanour during the revelation had many convinced that this indeed was the cause, so much so that it even compelled Hamidah and Kamarul Zaman to lodge police reports against Syed Saddiq.

At the meeting today, Syed Saddiq reiterated that he and his family had received a similar offer but he only knew about the offer to the others from a party member.

He however refused to disclose the identity of his informer and how the latter knew about the RM5 million offer.

“I cannot comment further on this because it involves a pertinent police investigation regarding an attempt to blackmail me and my family,” said Syed Saddiq.

Hamizura had, after the meeting with Syed Saddiq, told the press that she was glad he had decided to attend it and that she hoped her clarification would solve their feud.

“Syed Saddiq had never tried to verify such a rumour with us but that is all in the past. I have already explained to him that we were not blackmailed.

“I know that he had already apologised to us but I wanted him to know that the way he did it was not convincing,” said Hamizura.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.