Dr M denies that Pakatan gives out money to woo voters


KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied that Pakatan Harapan gives out money to woo voters in the Cameron Highlands by-election.

"Pakatan Harapan never uses money to give to anyone.

If the money is given by the government, the government can give.

"That one, everyone can get. That is all," The Pakatan chairman told the media at the launch of ACGAS liquid petroleum gas composite product on Monday (Jan 14).

Dr Mahathir, who is also Prime Minister, was asked to comment on viral photographs of a woman wearing a red Pakatan T-shirt, handing out money.

It was reported that the Jelai Pakatan operations centre assistant chief Arvind Bharet had claimed that the money was reimbursement to volunteers for petrol, who went to support Manogaran during nomination day on Saturday (Jan 12).

"They rode their motorcycles to Tanah Rata from their homes, some from the interior.

"The reimbursement will be declared as part of expenses for the by-election. Everything was done according to the law," he said.

At a press conference, Manogaran said he had no knowledge of the incident.

"I was not there and just came to know about it. We will investigate and find out what actually happened," he said.

Mahathir Mohamad , Politics , By election