The head of PPBM’s youth Wing Armada said he received multiple “sensitive” photos of a personal nature which constituted a threat.
Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman claimed that photos that he described as an attack on his “dignity” were sent to his phone early on Wednesday morning.
“At 1am today, I received a few photos that were quite sensitive that constituted a threat,” he told reporters at the PPBM headquarters in Petaling Jaya yesterday.
“I couldn’t sleep the entire night.
“Previously, I was being blackmailed by a group targeting my father and brother. But now it is me who is being blackmailed,” Syed Saddiq said.
He said that this blackmail was “a lot more personal”, aimed at stopping him and his family from revealing information related to the group.
He added that he did not receive any death threats or threats of physical harm.
“My family is worried. The information is used to threaten me, to get to me.
“This is a typical fear tactic. If they think this will silence me, they are wrong.
“They think the more they threaten, the more I will follow what they want. But one thing which I have learnt from my family, the more they pressure, the more we fight,” he said.
Syed Saddiq said he believed that the photo threat and the offer of RM5 million to leave Malaysia were by the same group as it had the same modus operandi and it could not be a coincidence.
He did not reveal details of the photos, but said he received them through an app, which he did not name, and also declined to say if the photos were lewd in nature.
He said lodged a police report around noon yesterday at the Subang Jaya district police headquarters. He said that he will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) soon.
“I leave it to the police. I’m not in a position to comment about it,” he said at the press conference.
At a press conference on Monday, Syed Saddiq claimed that he was offered an RM5 million bribe to leave the country and take up post-graduate studies overseas.
He also alleged that he was told to criticise three of PPBM’s most senior leaders – its chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad, president Muhyiddin Yassin and deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir.
He further claimed that he was blackmailed over “a particularly sensitive issue” involving his parents, brother and himself.
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