Daim never contributed funds, says Muda


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) quashed claims that Tun Daim Zainuddin had contributed funds to the party.

While admitting the former finance minister's wife Toh Puan Na'imah Abdul Khalid was a member of Muda, the party's acting president Amira Aisya Abd Aziz vehemently denied the allegation that the businessman was Muda's biggest financial contributor.

According to Sinar Harian, she said Muda has strict regulations on funding and does not accept large sums from contributors.

Amira said the party could only accept a maximum RM200,000 at any one time from a contributor.

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Speaking at a press conference after attending a forum at a college here, she said as there were currently no laws to regulate political funding, any financial contributions received by Muda should not be questioned.

On a photo of her and Na'imah being circulated on social media when the latter was charged in court recently for failing to declare her assets with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Amira admitted that she was present at court to show support for the former finance minister's wife.

"Yes, Na'imah is a Muda member. I can show up in court to show support for any party member. She is my friend too. Just because I was in court, it does not mean I was there to ask the judge to drop the charges." she was quoted saying.

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