KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9, 2016:

The alleged RM1.2 billion funding from Israel received by DAP was never brought up in PAS’ central committee meeting prior to the 2015 Muktamar (general assembly) even though the matter was highlighted four years ago.

Former central committee member Khalid Abdul Samad said the allegation was also never mentioned as the main reason for terminating the relationship between PAS and DAP during the muktamar and the reason that contributed to the break-up of PAS and DAP was the latter’s attitude towards the issue of hudud.

“Perhaps there is new evidence, four years after it was first mentioned, or maybe it is just a desperate attempt to justify PAS going separate ways with DAP.

“The call for Malay Muslims to unite against the threat of Israel and its agents may be seen as a way to unite the Malay vote,” he told The Rakyat Post.

He was commenting on a statement by PAS Research Centre director Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki who had stated that he would publicise evidence on the allegations from time to time.

Mohd Zuhdi alleged that DAP had been offered RM1.2 billion by Israel if it won the 13th General Election held in 2013.

He reportedly said that one of the conditions of the offer was to establish an Israeli military base in Malaysia should the DAP come to power at the federal level.

Mohd Zuhdi said he was ready to submit related evidence concerning the allegations put forth four years ago by former aide to Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s former special officer Mohamed Razali Abd Rahman.

In the meantime, when asked if Pakatan Harapan (PH) would discuss the issue, Khalid, who is Amanah communications director, said it was not necessary.

“I do not feel the need to discuss it until the evidence has been submitted,” he said.

DAP had responded to PAS’ allegation of the former receiving RM1.2 billion from Israel by labelling it malicious slander deliberately spread to incite hatred against non-Muslim leaders.

Lim, who said he would take legal action against PAS over the matter, said he had never met or exchanged greetings with Israeli leaders in Singapore or anywhere else.

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