Negri Sembilan's chief minister denies it is him in viral audio clip

Negri Sembilan's chief minister denies it is him in viral audio clip
Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has denied anything to do with a viral audio clip where an individual is heard saying that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was factually correct when he spoke on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad issue.
PHOTO: The Star

SEREMBAN: Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pic) has denied anything to do with a viral audio clip where an individual is heard saying that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was factually correct when he spoke on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.

The Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar also vehemently denied that his voice was used in the 1 minute 54 second audio recording.

"Allegations that the recording was made using my voice are totally baseless. I have nothing to do with the recording which is a diabolical attempt to pit me against leaders in Umno and the Government," he said Thursday.

In the clip, the individual is heard saying in Bahasa Malaysia that although he was not siding with Muhyiddin, the former deputy prime minister was merely stating a fact when he touched on the 1MDB saga at the opening of the Cheras Umno meeting.

The person went on to say that if a mistake has been made by, the Prime Minister should just admit it and apologise.

Without referring to any political party or group, the individual then said that "they" were willing to help sort out the issue and would not demand for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation.

He also said that all former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted to know was what happened to the billions of Ringgit in 1MDB funds.

He also mocked the arrest of a despatch clerk when they should have actually questioned the main suspect in the alleged embezzlement.

The individual also said that the people were not stupid or lacked information and that they were upset over the whole 1MBD saga.

Mohamad said the fact that the individual in the clip had claimed that his father became a teacher after completing Standard Five was further proof that he had nothing to do with it.

"For the record, my late father was not a teacher. Those behind the clip are merely trying to confuse the people and it is my hope that they would not be taken in by such lies," he said.

On Wednesday, Mohamad said the state Umno backed Najib following the Cabinet reshuffle made a day earlier.

More about

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.