PAS wants blogger to show proof of Salleh Man’s alleged misconduct

(Bernama) – PAS has urged a blogger to come out in the open and provide evidence on his claims that the party's candidate in Permatang Pasir, Mohd Salleh Man, had embezzled RM600,000 from the party fund.

PAS election director Datuk Mahfuz Omar also described the blogger as an irresponsible person who had no guts to report the matter to the authorities if indeed there was any truth to it.

"The blogger should lodge a report to the police or the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission regarding the allegation," he told a news conference here Thursday.

Mahfuz said that if any of UMNO or Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders dared to say that Mohd Salleh was involved in embezzling the party fund, they should also come out with the evidence.

"If they have the evidence, then by all means, make it public before the polling day on Aug 25," he said.

The weblog,, in a new posting Thursday, claimed that Mohd Salleh had embezzled RM600,000 in cash belonging to the party during the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election last year.

The allegation was said to have come from Penang PAS vice-commissioner Mujahid Yusof Rawa and former Penang PAS information chief Zulkifli Lazim.

Meanwhile, Mahfuz said PAS would make another expose on the BN's candidate Rohaizat Othman, 38.

"If he refused to withdraw (from contesting) or admit any wrongdoing and continue to blame his former partner, we will expose more," he said.

The Permatang Pasir state by-election on Tuesday is seeing a straight fight between Rohaizat and Mohd Salleh.

A total of 20,290 voters are eligible to vote in the by-election which is called following the death of incumbent assemblyman, Datuk Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman of PAS, on July 31.


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