Dare PAS Ask Hadi to Take Polygraph Test?

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A DAP assemblyperson has challenged PAS by asking if they had the courage to tell their president Abdul Hadi Awang to take a lie detector test.

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Bagan Dalam assemblyperson Satees Muniandy said Abdul Hadi had repeatedly claimed PAS leaders – directly or indirectly – never received funds from 1MDB or Barisan Nasional.

However, PAS former deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa was charged with 33 counts of CBT and money laundering, Satees recalled.

“Prior to his resignation from PAS, Nasruddin was known to be a staunch supporter of Abdul Hadi,” Satees said.

“In fact, he was the instrumental figure behind the Umno-PAS unity government idea, since 2013,” he added.

Satees was responding to Selangor PAS director Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir who suggested Anwar should subject himself to a polygraph test too, as this would dispel doubts surrounding his credibility.

“Hopefully, Anwar is willing to undergo the polygraph test. Anwar is now the prime minister- designate and no longer just an opposition leader.

“If all of this is slander and part of an effort to derail his dream of becoming the eighth PM, Anwar must be brave and undergo the polygraph test for justice.

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“Don’t churn out excuses because the people of Malaysia must know the credibility of their future prime minister,” he was quoted as saying by Harakah Online.

Yesterday, Anwar’s former staff Yusoff Rawther underwent a four-hour polygraph test at the Bukit Aman federal police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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On Dec 7, Yusoff had lodged a police report to facilitate an investigation into his allegations against Anwar, which he made in a statutory declaration (SD).

In his SD, Yusoff had claimed he had been a victim of molest, indecent exposure and indecent proposals by Anwar at the latter’s Segambut home on Oct 2, 2018.

Anwar, who is Port Dickson MP, had denied the allegations.

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The case is being probed under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which concerns assault or the use of criminal force with the intent to outrage someone’s modesty.

Satees reminded that Abdul Hadi had withdrew his legal suit against British journalist Claire Rewcastle-Brown for allegedly linking PAS to a RM90 million claim, which was published in Sarawak Report.

Both parties settled the suit out of court on Feb 1.

“How could people believe such a person to be a credible leader when his statements are inconsistent and full of contradictions?” Satees said.

“With such a record, does Hadi’s PAS members have any right to ask Anwar to take up a lie-detector test?

“They should ask their president to tell them the truth first,” Satees said.

“Why did Hadi withdraw the case against Rewcastle-Brown if the party or the leaders have never received a single cent from BN-Umno?

“Or why did Hadi pay RM1.4 million to settle the suit out of court?”