Lester: Sarawak Report editor Clare is a rich lady

Lester: Sarawak Report editor Clare is a rich lady
Lester Melanyi said that Clare Rewcastle-Brown is a "rich lady".
PHOTO: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Sarawak Tribune editor Lester Melanyi has claimed that non-profit conservation group Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) paid him money to edit articles for the Sarawak Report website.

In part two of the video expose, the 49-year-old claimed that the money was banked into his account by the whistleblower website editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, who handled all his expenses, even purchasing plane tickets for him to travel from Kuching to London for work.

"She is sort of CEO of all these things!" he claimed, alleging that "Clare is a rich lady, probably she wants to be known as a person to save relatives in Malaysia here."

The video then cuts to a blurry image of an electronic ticket receipt of an airline, but the picture was not clear enough to see any details of the flyer.

Lester said that several Opposition leaders were involved in the "Mission to criminalise Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak & 1MDB", without backing his allegations.

Lester also said that one of the politicians communicated with him in January and asked him if he was involved in the 1MDB "mission".

"But I told him I'm not and asked him to communicate with Clare directly," he claimed.

BMF has yet to respond to emails from The Star over the video allegations.

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