Hornbill Unleashed

May 25, 2017

Used your own money for GE13? Your family must be rich, Nazri tells Shafie Apdal

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Nazri said that all Barisan Nasional MPs received RM10,000 to pay the Election Commission as deposit to contest in GE13, and a RM200,000 cheque for expenses from nominations to polling day. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaDatuk Seri Shafie Apdal and his family must be very “rich” if he claims he was not a beneficiary of the controversial RM2.6 billion donation received by the prime minister in the last general election, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said today.

Nazri pointed out that it would have been extremely expensive for the former Umno vice-president to have forked out his own money for use in Election 2013, being not only the Semporna MP but also an Umno division chief.

“Perhaps Shafie is rich, his family is rich… word is that he even has a house in London. Maybe he does not need the money (for elections) but I need it, I am not rich like him,” the tourism and culture minister told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

Nazri was responding to the Parti Warisan Sabah president’s remarks denying having received any money from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) while still in Umno, or being a beneficiary of any donation received by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Nazri said that all Barisan Nasional MPs received RM10,000 to pay the Election Commission as deposit to contest in GE13, and a RM200,000 cheque for expenses from nominations to polling day.

On top of that, each Umno branch received approximately RM25,000 to repair homes (RM5,000 for each house). Shafie, according to Nazri, was in charge of 400 branches.

“I didn’t know Shafie did not receive any money but as an MP for BN, we all received this money.

“This money is from the headquarters, from the prime minister, so it is of course money from the RM2.6 billion donation,” Nazri explained.

Nazri also disputed Shafie’s claim that he had given the latter a “thumbs up” when he had allegedly raised questions on 1MDB during a Cabinet meeting with PM Najib.

“It is a bit naughty for him to mention the thumbs up. What happened during that meeting was that Shafie made a joke about me, and PM was laughing at his joke.

“The joke was at my expense… I told him ‘Fie, PM is laughing at your joke it means he sayang you, go and make peace with him,” Nazri said, using a nickname for Shafie.

“That’s what it was about. He is a big liar, what I am telling you now is what actually happened,” the Padang Rengas MP added.

During a tell-all session with the Umno Overseas Alumni Club members in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday night, Nazri admitted to receiving funds from a controversial RM2.6 billion donation received by the prime minister for their party to use during the general election.

At the same time, Nazri who is also an Umno supreme council member claimed both Shafie and former Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin received more.

Shafie and Muhyiddin were dropped from the federal Cabinet last year, presumably for their criticism of how the 1MDB matter was being handled and the RM2.6 billion deposited into the prime minister’s personal accounts.

However, Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has since said the money was a political donation and cleared Najib of any wrongdoing.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL




  1. This moron Minster thought Malaysians and UMNO Baru members are stupid. Long before the 1MDB and SRC International financial scandals every BN candidate had received officially an amount as election deposit and RM 200,000.00 as election expenses. These were recorded by BN. The unofficial amounts which could be millions were mostly in the forms of grants, goodies and brides distributed by third parties or BN friendly NGOs.

    Unless Nazri Aziz was confirming that the money dolled out by BN chairman, Najib Razak, prior to GE13 to all candidates were from money taken from 1MDB and SRC International, it was not wrong of ex UMNO Baru leaders like Muhyiddin Yassin and Shafie Apdal to maintain that they did not receive a single cent from 1MDB. Is Nazri Aziz confirming that the money given to all BN candidates in GE 13 were indeed the missing money from 1MDB and SRC International?

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — May 26, 2017 @ 2:53 PM | Reply

    • Unless the money distributed to all Umno Baru Ministers, Senators and BN components were from Najib who had received 1MDB and SRC money in his private bank accounts then Muhyiddin and Shafie could claim the money were from the party.

      Comment by Mat Som — May 28, 2017 @ 1:48 PM | Reply

  2. This stupid idiot moron knew money distributed by BN chairman who is also the president of Umno Baru to Umno Baru or BN leaders during election time were channeled to the branches of Umno Baru or the component parties and not to individual leader’s name. Why made misleading accusations against Muhyiddin and Shafie as if the money were banked into their personal account.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — May 25, 2017 @ 12:05 PM | Reply

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