PRO-Perikatan Nasional (PN) political observer Mohamad Shafiq Abdul Halim has apologised to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for ‘accusing’ the latter of having offered RM10 mil to Bersatu information chief Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan to implicate the party’s president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin of wrongdoing.
However, after the graft buster’s chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki threatened to take legal action against him for his slander and lie which are capable of “destroying people’s trust in the commission”, he blamed Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) cybertroopers for having tampered with his live TikTok video post.
“The live (video) on my TikTok this afternoon was a reaction to malicious slander made by Pakatan Harapan cyber troopers who seemed to be a judge in confirming that Datuk Wan Saiful has demanded and accepted bribes,” he clarified in his Facebook page after Berita Harian sought Azam’s reaction on the matter.
“After being provoked in the comment section, I did say ‘there are rumours’ in the court that the MACC offered RM10 mil to Datuk Wan Saiful to change his statement so as to implicate Tan Sri Muhyiddin.”
Added Shafiq: “I do not intend to accuse any party including TS Azam Baki whereby my video was ‘cut’ by PH’s cybertroopers who then disseminated it as if I only mentioned the part of MACC offering RM10 mil to Datuk Wan Saiful.”
The PN sympathiser went on to say that he has clarified to journalists who contacted him that “it was merely a war of words on social media” and that he would get confirmation on the RM10 mil offer from the Tasek Gelugor MP on the issue.
“I apologise to the MACC for the political provocation that sparked the controversy and my slip of the tongue about the rumours in court that the MACC has allegedly offered a sum of RM10 mil to Datuk Wan Saiful to change his statement,” added Shafiq. – Feb 22, 2023