PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who drew flak over a trip to Saudi Arabia, maintained that he went there on a commercial flight and not a private jet as alleged.
The visit, he said, was fully sponsored by the Muslim World League and that he flew on a commercial flight by Saudi Airlines.
“The flight from Riyadh to Madinah, as shown in the video, was fully managed by the Muslim World League, following a royal invitation by the Medina governor Prince Faisal Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud to meet with his Highness in Medina.
“I would like to state here that every programme and meeting concerning haj, umrah and Islamic affairs during my trip in Saudi was arranged and fully sponsored by the Muslim World League, ” he said.
“Accusations that I misused public funds to board a luxurious plane isn’t true, ” Zulkifli said in a series of tweets.