PETALING JAYA: Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa has dismissed Rafizi Ramli's allegations that he received funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) former subsidiary, SRC International.
In a statement on Friday, the former PAS deputy president and the current chief executive officer of Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) described the accusations thrown against him as "baseless and irrelevant".
"I wish to categorically stress that these statements implicating me as the subject matter are not only baseless and irrelevant but serve as a gross defamation to me and PAS.
"Further to that, I strongly deny his baseless allegations of my having received any forms of payments and/or funding from the sources as described by him in his Statutory Declaration (SD)," he said.
However, he said he was willing to co-operate with any investigations conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission but is also mulling legal action against Rafizi.
"I have sought and submitted for legal counsel as the next course of actions, in terms of initiating legal action as well as any other appropriate actions deemed reasonable, expedient and in accordance to the rule of law," said Nasharuddin.
On Thursday, Rafizi named Nasharudin as the recipient of an undisclosed amount of funds from 1MDB, allegedly channelled through the account of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He also read an SD naming Nasharudin as having received the funds through an intermediary.
He subsequently lodged a report on Friday against the former Bachok MP and called on the anti-graft body to re-open its investigations on SRC International.
PAS has since distanced itself from Nasharudin following Rafizi's announcement, saying that Nasharudin has not held any post in the party since his membership in the Syura Council was terminated in 2013.