21 April 2019
Anina rubbishes claim she pocketed RM7 million from Najib
PETALING JAYA: PPBM’s Anina Saadudin today dismissed an allegation by a fellow party member that she had received RM7 million from Najib Razak to rejoin Umno, adding that it was malicious.
Anina, who also sits on the newly-formed party’s supreme council, said the allegation was an attempt to tarnish her credibility as a politician.
The former PPBM women’s chief said she would not stand for such things and had lodged a police report against the party’s Langkawi division secretary Puteri Fataharyati Harun, who had initially made the claim.
“I’m not going to play victim to such slander. It’s time I spoke up,” she told FMT.
Fataharyati had on May 31, in a Facebook post, called Anina desperate for taking Najib, who is also the Umno president, to court and alleged that she had received RM7 million to jump ship.
Anina, who was a former Langkawi Wanita Umno member, last year filed a suit against Najib over the controversial RM2.6 billion donation he had received.
Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali in 2016 cleared Najib of any offences pertaining to the RM2.6 billion donation, which he said was from the Saudi royal family.
Anina, who was among PPBM’s founders, also urged Fataharyati to lodge a complaint with the party’s disciplinary board and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission instead of making wild allegations.
PPBM, she added, should not condone such behaviour.
“I am sad and disappointed that no action was taken against her.”
She also denied speculation that Fataharyati’s actions were fuelled by revenge, adding that they had never had any problems before.
BANGI: Anina Saaduddin, who helped set up PPBM but later quit the party, today sued six PPBM members for defamation for claiming she received RM7 million from Umno.
She filed the lawsuit after the six failed to apologise and retract their allegation posted on Facebook in May.
Anina said she was taking legal action after her complaint to the PPBM disciplinary committee, submitted on Aug 2, was not acted on.
The defamation suit was filed at the Shah Alam Sessions Court yesterday, she told a news conference at her residence today.
However, she declined to name the six until after the notice of summons had been delivered to them, but acknowledged four of them were leaders of PPBM Langkawi.
Anina was a member of the Langkawi Wanita Umno until she was sacked in 2015 for suing Prime Minister and Umno president Najib Razak over political donations he received.
She made a police report on July 18 on the allegation that she was paid RM7 million by Najib to return to Umno.
She also made a similar report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.