Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has come out to deny allegations of him being on the take from illegal gambling syndicates to allow them to continue operating within the state.
He tweeted his denial yesterday evening following allegations that arose from a particular Edisi SiasatMY Twitter handle that alleged Amirudin had received upwards of RM150,000 from these illegal syndicates.
“Concerning allegations linking me with receiving monthly payments from illegal gambling syndicates, I deny these claims which are absolutely baseless.
“I vehemently deny these allegations,” he tweeted.
The allegations by Edisi SiasatMY claimed these gambling syndicates are only able to continue operating by paying off the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), local government officers, and even PKR and DAP politicians.
It alleged that local government officers were receiving between RM10,000 and RM20,000 a month from these syndicates, and how Amirudin had used the illicit funds to finance his political career.
The Edisi SiasatMY Twitter account has over the last month posted allegations mostly about the country’s top officials and politicians and their apparent corrupt ways.
Those named and implicated in a series of tweets include MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani, several businessmen and politicians such as Amirudin. – MMO