KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been lodged against Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan.
New Straits Times yesterday reported that Umno Grassroots Movement chairman Datuk Zulkarnain Mahdar lodged the report against Ambiga for allegedly providing information to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown that senior Pas leaders received money from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
According to the English news portal, Zulkarnain said while the claims against Pas leaders remained unfounded, he believed that Rewcastle-Brown must be aware of the dire consequences of naming Ambiga as her source.
“Pas is a unique party where they have their own ways of operating income such as through donations from the public and contributions (infak) from their own assets.
“I firmly believe that Pas does not need financial help from Umno, considering Kelantan acts as a stable source of income for it”, he said at a press conference at the Sri Petaling Police Station here yesterday.
Zulkarnain said the Pas president’s bravery in filing a defamation suit against Rewcastle-Brown back in 2015 showed his dedication towards cleaning the party’s name.
“If the accusations written by Rewcastle-Brown were true, I am sure that Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang would not be bold enough to proceed with the suit in court.
He said Ambiga’s silence on the matter was only making it worse.