Pakatan’s Aiman upset over alleged campaign sabotage

(The Star) – Pakatan Harapan’s candidate in the Semenyih by-election, Muhammad Aiman Zainali, has decried actions by unknown individuals who allegedly attempted to sully his campaign with vote-buying offers and inflammatory flyers.

He said he was saddened by an incident on Monday (Feb 18) when a crowd had reportedly waited at a morning market to receive angpow, allegedly from Pakatan and the village head.

It is learned that members of the crowd had given their MyKad details to an unknown individual in order to receive the handout.

Pakatan has since regarded to incident as a scam and plans to lodge a police report over it at around 9am Thursday (Feb 21).

The campaign was further tarnished by the discovery of inflammatory flyers and banners featuring scandals surrounding former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

However, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) information chief Sallehudin Amiruddin, who was accompanying Muhammad Aiman on his campaign trail Wednesday (Feb 20), denied that the materials were from Pakatan’s main operations room at the Semenyih by-election.

Muhammad Aiman, who is standing in an election for the first time, believes the incidents smack of sabotage but does not know who is behind the act.

“What we can hope for is a clean fight and we will take further action against those individuals,” he said, adding that he viewed the incidents as a challenge that he has to overcome when standing in an election.