Anwar seeks apology over PM's remark on corruption

Anwar seeks apology over PM's remark on corruption
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

PETALING JAYA - Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to apologise and retract the latter's remark over the offer of RM100 million (S$38 million)to entice 10 Sabah MPs to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

In a statement on Tuesday, Anwar said the remark, which was repeated during the Prime Minister's winding-up speech at the Umno general assembly on Saturday, was "scurrilous and slanderous" to him and Pakatan.

He said the allegation was already the subject matter of a defamation suit brought by him against Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.

Anifah had testified in a High Court that Anwar had enticed him with RM100mil to "party-hop" with a promise of a deputy prime ministerial post.

According to Anwar, who is also a PKR adviser, the allegation had been publicly denied.

Najib, in his winding-up speech, had called Pakatan a "mother of all corruption" for allegedly offering Sabah MPs to cross over in order to form a federal government.

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