PKR to sue Aminah May 26, 2009Posted by nikmj in By election, General, malaysia today, malaysiakini, malaysianinsider, N12 Penanti, National, news, Politics.
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Parti Keadilan Rakyat said it will proceed to sue former Penang Wantita chief Aminah Abdullah for accusing two of its leaders of attempting to bribe into not contesting the Penanti by-election.
PKR will insist on a retraction and a public apology, said election chief Saifuddin Nasution.
Saifuddin, who listened to a three-and-a-half-hour CD recording, said from the way Aminah and her husband manoeuvred the conversation, it was obvious that PKR leaders Cheah Kah Peng and Peter Lim were being set-up.
“It was a meeting with friends in a jovial setting. It gives the impression that she had the desire to return to the party and her friends would discuss it with top party leaders,”
Meanwhile, Kah Peng and Peter denied making any overtures to their former colleague, saying it was Aminah who insisted on inviting them to her house for lunch.
During their visit, Aminah trapped them into conversation that implicated that they were trying to ‘bribe’
her. Her family had secretly taped their conversation and also took photographs.
But according to Kah Peng and Peter, at no time did they offer her the post of Penang deputy chief minister nor Penang Island Municipal Council chief. Neither did they attempt to bribe her with RM80,000.
“Aminah is pulling off a political stunt. She has used our honest friendship for her own selfish gain,”said Kah Peng.
The 56-year of Aminah is contesting the Penanti state seat as an independent after leaving the party on sour terms. She is a staunch stalwart of former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor, who was lured over to Umno by Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2008.
On Monday, Aminah and her husband Mohd Rofi distributed the CD recordings to the press, claiming that Kah Peng and Peter had offered her ‘bribes’not to contest the by-election.
She lodged a report with the Election Commission but refused to make a similar one at the rightful authority, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Nevertheless, the EC has referred the case to the MACC, which has since confirmed that it recorded a statement from her. (SuaraKeadilan)