MARANG: "The person making the accusation should also be probed," said PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on the allegation that UMNO had transferred RM2.5 million to the party with money that possibly came from funds misappropriated from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
He said PAS leadership was always ready to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to clear the party's name from such allegation.
"PAS is open to be investigated for any elements of misconduct, from the MB (Menteri Besar, Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar) to the exco members. We want a clean party under the leadership and urge that the person making the accusation to be investigated too ... what did he do when he was the exco?
"To us, this allegation (receiving funds from UMNO) is nothing but a slander. We are open to those who wish to donate (to the party) and we never ask if the donor is from UMNO or PAS.
“It’s like when someone sells sugar, he is not required to ask where the customer’s money is from, even if it came from robbery. Even if we receive donation from non-Muslims, we can’t question it because that is not what Islam taught us,” he said at a Health Discussion at the Dewan Tok Guru in Rusila, here today.
It was reported yesterday that Terengganu Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) Youth lodged a police report and called for investigations after what appeared to be copies of transaction slips show RM1.5million being transferred by a special officer of the Umno treasurer to the Tabung Pembangunan Jawatankuasa Jabatan Pembangunan PAS Pusat (JPP), with another RM1 million to Pas Terengganu treasurer Shukrimun Shamsudin and two other persons.
Its communications director Muammar Qaddafi Nasir said his party had already lodged a report with the MACC on the matter.
Last April, PAN member and Pokok Sena Member of Parliament Datuk Mahfuz Omar claimed that three Terengganu PAS leaders had received money from UMNO.
Mahfuz claimed that RM1 million was deposited through a special account called the Trust Account on March 21, 2018.
The Deputy Minister of Human Resources also claimed that RM1.5 million was deposited to the JPP or the PAS election department.