Leave the party or else clarify shares allegation
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — A group of Ampang PKR division members have urged deputy president Azmin Ali to leave the party if he is not willing to step out to clarify the shares acquisition allegation hurled against him. They also threatened to leave the party if Azmin refuses to do so.
Ampang PKR information chief, Mohd Isa Mohd Saidi, said Azmin needs to explain and defend himself if the allegations are not true, otherwise, he will drag down voters’ support for the party. He said Azmin should also take legal actions against those who are attempting to smear his reputation.
Utusan reported on Tuesday that Azmin has denied allegations that he and his wife Shamsidar Taharin had bought shares worth Rm2mil when he was working for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the 1990s. He told those who accused him to provide evidence.
Subsequently, Anuar Shaari, the accuser and Anwar Ibrahim’s former private secretary, revealed to Utusan some documents he claimed are proof that Azmin and Shamsidar had bought shares and earned profits in the 1990s.
He was demanding Azmin to explain how he could afford to buy those shares when he did not pocket high salary at that time working under Anwar.