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NGO boss denies getting contracts for the reports
Published on: Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Gerakan Akar Umbi Umno Malaysia (GAUM) Chairman Datuk Zulkarnain Mahdar denied he receives kickbacks from Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman in the form of projects for each police report he lodges against the opposition in the State.

He said certain parties have been spreading allegations when all he is doing is to prevent any unwanted situation from happening.

He was responding to Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) Youth chief Dato' Azis Jamman's Facebook post claiming that he had been receiving projects for each report he lodged in defence of Musa.

He challenged Azis to prove the allegations and that it was a baseless, desperate attempt to attack him.

"The reason we are lodging these police reports is because we are consistent in not supporting any actions that are against the law. The police report we have lodged today proves that slander is still going on, especially by Warisan leaders.

"I have a message for the opposition…we will continue to lodge reports and will only stop if they also stop their slander and allegations.

"Besides, I'm a normal businessman. Not even a contractor. How can I receive projects from the Government?" he told a press conference after lodging a report regarding the allegation at the Karamunsing Police Station, Tuesday.

On the fake National Registration Department (NRD) forms that promised the applicants citizenship on condition they voted for BN, that went viral recently, Zulkarnain said this might be the case during (former PM Tun Dr) Mahathir's era, but is not happening under Najib.

"BN is not desperate for votes that we have to resort to selling fake documents in exchange for the people to support Umno."

Nevertheless, he said, no party can stop their members from committing crimes, including Umno, which has thousands of members.

"There is not one political party in Malaysia that can control their members from committing crime," he said.

He said the person caught allegedly handing out fake NRD forms could even be an Umno member who was being used to sabotage the party.

He said this is not impossible as during the 13th general election, there were some opposition supporters who had sabotaged Barisan Nasional (BN) by making some Bangladeshi immigrants wear BN clothing before taking a picture of them with the clothes on, saying "This is a BN voter".

"There is a possibility that these sort of things are done by parties that can benefit in bringing down Umno." - Jegathisan Sivanesan

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