Party sec-gen Takiyuddin says Husam must show evidence that the Pasir MAS MP had been recorded as saying that PAS had received money from Umno

KOTA BHARU: PAS will not be hauling in its Pasir Mas MP who was claimed to have said in an audio recording that the party had received a certain amount of money from Umno.

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said there was no reason to investigate Nik Abduh Nik Aziz on the matter which he said had been concocted by PAS’ enemies.

He was referring to calls being made by Kelantan Amanah for PAS to investigate Nik Abduh and his supposed claims of receiving money from Umno.

“This is a trivial matter… we will still look into it but at our pace and we will not be pressured to do so by Amanah leader Husam Musa.

“It is a waste of time,” he told Berita Daily when contacted.

He downplayed Husam’s eagerness for PAS to thoroughly investigate the matter, adding that PAS had no reason to probe if the voice in the audio belonged to Nik Abduh or not.

He also challenged Husam, a former PAS vice president and Amanah’s menteri besar candidate for Kelantan, to reveal the so-called proof of PAS receiving money from Umno.

“Husam should divulge his evidence in the open or even pass his so-called evidence to the authorities,” added Takiyuddin.

Takiyuddin said Husam must also produce proof of where the audio was recorded and who recorded it, and above all prove that it contained the voice of Nik Abduh, who is the former PAS Youth chief.

He was commenting on Kelantan Amanah chief Husam’s allegations that Nik Abduh had implicated PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and PAS as having received money from Umno.

Husam had said he would be holding a press conference on the issue in the near future and produce the audio as “proof” of PAS receiving money from Umno.

He also challenged PAS to sue him if he was wrong.

Nik Abduh, who is the son of late Nik Aziz Nik Mat, had vehemently denied saying such things.

The voice that is purported to be Nik Abduh’s sounded angry in the audio clip when it mentioned about PAS receiving money from Umno but did not specify the amount or to whom the money was given to.