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After court settlement, Nik Abduh 'audio' on RM2m from Umno dredged up
Published:  Feb 4, 2019 7:42 PM
Updated: 11:42 AM

A purported audio recording of PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz talking about receiving RM2 million from Umno, is back in the spotlight.

This came two days after PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang agreed to settle out of court his defamation suit against Sarawak Report over claims that the party received RM90 million from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

The recording had previously been submitted as evidence by Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown in the lawsuit and was not contested by Hadi.

People claiming to have witnessed Nik Abduh utter the remarks have since come forward with their testimonies on social media.

Muhammad Atiullah Othman claimed some 40 people had witnessed the incident.

"On the day of the incident, I was right in front of Nik Abduh. No one was between us. Nik Abduh pointed his finger in my direction (when responding) in anger at Zaharuddin Muhammad who protested 'taking Umno money'," Muhammad Atiullah said on Facebook.

Another individual, Muhammad Hanafi Sulaiman, said he too was present at the event and was verbally abused when he raised the matter.

He claimed that the remarks were uttered in October 2016, in Puchong.

The audio clip was widely circulated early last year, and ostensibly depicts a person talking about Umno's funding of PAS.

The individual in the clip can be heard stating that the funds were used during the 2016 Sarawak state election, and to finance activities to "topple" DAP.

Malaysiakini has not been able to independently verify the recording.

Nik Abduh had denied taking bribes from Umno, and urged those spreading the audio clip to repent.

PAS central committee member Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali also dismissed the recording, saying that many people sound like PAS leaders. 

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