Syed Saddiq claims RM1.2mil CBT case against him politically motivated

PETALING JAYA: On the eve of being charged for misappropriating RM1.2mil, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (pic) has claimed that it was another ploy to force him to support Perikatan Nasional.

Syed Saddiq said that he had been receiving threats for a year and it has been recently renewed as Parliament is set to reconvene on July 26 for a five-day special sitting.

"Every time there is an important vote in Parliament, threats will come. In July, December, January and recently a week before Parliament reconvenes," he said on Twitter on Wednesday (July 21).

Syed Saddiq is expected to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday (July 22), after which he said he will make a revelation via a live conference on Facebook and Instagram at 8pm.

"It is in moments like this I am reminded why I joined politics. Truth will always prevail. I would rather go to court than join Perikatan," he added.

Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) secretary-general Amir Abd Hadi also confirmed that Syed Saddiq will be charged in court for a fundraising dinner event in 2018 to raise funds for the 14th general elections.

"As mentioned, the charges were politically motivated. They can charge us immediately, as all the suspects were summoned last year," added Amir in a statement.

Amir claimed that the court charges were an attempt to pressure Syed Saddiq into supporting the Perikatan government when Parliament reconvenes and before Budget 2021 is tabled.

Amir said there will be evidence to back up these allegations of being threatened into supporting Perikatan will be tabled in court.

Meanwhile, Syed Saddiq and 12 others are also challenging the action of the Home Minister and the Registrar of Societies (ROS) for having yet to decide on their appeal to register Muda as a political party.

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