Nasharudin on SRC funds issue: Rafizi's claims baseless, irrelevant

MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW


KUALA LUMPUR: Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa today strongly refuted allegations that he had received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) subsidiary.

Nasharudin, commenting on the accusations made by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli yesterday, said the statements made by the latter were not only “baseless and irrelevant” but were a gross defamation to him and Pas.

“Further to that, I strongly deny his baseless allegations of my having received any forms of payments and/or funding from the sources as described by him in his Statutory Declaration (SD).

“I also wish to stress that not only am I willing to cooperate on any investigations conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on this matter, but that I have sought and submitted for legal counsel as the next course of action, in terms of initiating legal action as well as any other appropriate action deemed reasonable, expedient and in accordance to the rule of law,” he said in a brief statement.

Rafizi had yesterday named Nasharudin, who was former Pas deputy president, as the individual who allegedly received the undisclosed amount funds from 1MDB, allegedly channelled through the account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Rafizi, who read an SD naming Nasharuddin as having received the funds through an intermediary, claimed to have received the information through a former senior MACC officer leading the 1MDB probe and has since retired.

The Pandan member of Parliament had previously claimed that an individual close to the Pas leadership had received the 1MDB funds, but then did not reveal who.

Earlier this week, Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang also dismissed the allegation, and urged Rafizi to repent.