FT Minister’s Aide Denies Claim He Extorted Money from Nightclub Owners

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An officer to the Federal Territories minister has denied an allegation that he extorted money from nightclub owners in Kuala Lumpur for the past year.

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A Facebook post alleged that the special functions officer to minister Khalid Samad, Zulhazmi Shariff, and two others had extorted a total of RM2 million a month from owners of nightclubs in Kuala Lumpur. The Facebook post has since been deleted.

Speaking to FMT, Khalid Samad’s press secretary Zulkifli Sulong said Zulhazmi had made a police report on the matter at the Sungai Besi police station.

In the police report sighted by FMT, he said he was first made aware of the accusation through a video sent via instant messaging app WhatsApp, from his friend.

He said the video showed an NGO member, by the name of ‘Zahlan Hj Ridzuan’, accusing him of extorting money (“wang keselamatan”) from business owners and interrupting Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) operations.

The same video was uploaded on Facebook by a user named ‘Alan Ridzuan Radin’, it said.

He also said that he will be taking court action on the matter. – FMT