SEREMBAN, July 30, 2015:
It was not him.
The Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar has denied being involved in a two-minute audio clip released today that supposedly supported former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s call for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to admit involvement in the 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
In a press statement, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, also deemed the audio clip as slanderous and a lie.
He clarified that the person in the audio clip — believed to be taken by a phone device — was not him.
“I vehemently deny the allegations as they are unfounded and baseless accusations by a certain so-called audio recording on Najib which contains a statement by an individual that is viral in social media right now is from my voice.”
In the audio recording, the individual who almost had a similar voice as Mohamad, called on Najib to apologise about 1MDB and stated that former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad just wanted the country’s premier to repair the “broken” government.
The recording, Mohamad pointed out, also claimed his father was a teacher, a fact he dismissed, clarifying his late father was a retired policeman.
He added there were sinister reasons behind the creation of the audio against him which was created to confuse the public and unnecessarily create animosity with other Umno leaders.
“I urge all parties to not easily believe the slander and accusations spewed by these irresponsible parties.”
The audio clip comes following the dismissal of Muhyiddin as the country’s No. 2. He was replaced by Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Tuesday, who also continues to hold the Home Minister position.
It also comes hot on the heels of a leaked video clip that featured Muhyiddin alleging Najib had siphoned money into his personal account.