Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari has denied allegations that he was having an affair with a state assemblywoman from Selangor.
He said this in the wake of a closed-circuit camera recording which allegedly showed him and the woman at a hotel in Sandakan, Sabah, last May 11.
Amirudin said he had discussed the matter with his lawyer and would take legal action if necessary.
“I don’t know why I am being targeted.
“As a matter of fact, I am also very sure that I was never at the location mentioned in the allegations as I was in Kuala Lumpur throughout the period,” said Amirudin when met at a drug prevention campaign at SMK Kuala Selangor on Wednesday (July 10).
He reckoned the allegations were cooked-up after he criticised the style of “gutter and sewage politics” being used today.
“I am convinced this will not adversely affect me as an individual but I worry it will impact the political culture,” said Amirudin.
“When people want to kill you (politically) but cannot find any wrongdoing, they create slander,” he added.
Asked if he believed the character assassination attempt came from within his party, PKR, Amirudin said he had no idea.
However, he voiced concern that defaming others had become the political culture in the country.
A website had published an article on Tuesday (July 9) alleging that Amirudin was having an illicit relationship with a woman.
The article has since been taken offline.