KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa has described the action by PAS leader Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz – who had previously denied that it was his voice in an audio recording of a certain party's contributions to PAS – as having no principles.
Mujahid, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president, said the act of deceit is still wrong, in particular when it was done as a cover for a bigger interest.
“You should not (lie) ... if you have principles; a lie is a lie,” he told reporters when met at Menara Tabung Haji here Thursday (Feb 14).
He said this when asked to comment on Nik Abduh, who defended his act as having had the “blessing” of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on the issue of an audio confession of accepting money from Umno before the 14th General Election last May.
Nik Abduh, who is Bachok MP and a PAS central committee member, prior to this had denied that the voice in the audio regarding the donation from Umno was his, but on Wednesday (Feb 13) admitted that it was indeed his voice.
He said the denial was made to protect the reputation of the party and was done with the blessings of Hadi.
Meanwhile, Amanah Youth earlier Thursday lodged a police report regarding the voice recording and an allegation by Nik Abduh claiming that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had always been in contact with him.
The police report was lodged by Amanah Youth chief Mohd Sany Hamzan at the Dang Wangi polis headquarters here while Dang Wangi police chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah confirmed receiving the report. – Bernama