Fuziah denies using government vehicle for campaigning

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  • Monday, 21 Jan 2019

Fuziah Salleh

KUANTAN: Pahang PKR chief Fuziah Salleh (pic) has demanded a blogger to retract an accusation that she misused a government asset for campaigning.

The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said she had taken leave from her duties in Putrajaya and also used her own vehicle throughout the campaign period of the Cameron Highlands by-election.  

"I strongly deny the accusation and challenge the blogger to come forward, and not hide behind a blog and Facebook without a biodata.

"I demand the blogger apologise and retract the libel within 24 hours, or I will not hesitate to take legal action," Fuziah said, adding that she had directed her lawyer to act accordingly.

A viral post had been circulating, showing a Pakatan Harapan flag attached to a vehicle that allegedly belonged to the Pahang Forestry Department.

A video also surfaced showing two men in a vehicle being confronted by other people.

A Jalur Gemilang flag was pulled away, revealing a Pakatan flag, which was then removed to show the Forestry Department logo.

The driver of the vehicle could be seen wearing a Pakatan T-shirt. 

Meanwhile, state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak explained that the vehicle was lent to a ministry for the official use of a deputy minister.

"However, when a party symbol was displayed, I ordered for the vehicle to be taken back immediately," he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.

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