A Parti Keadilan Rakyat division leader alleged that he was offered RM50 million by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to entice defections to the Barisan Nasional after the March 8 general election.
Ipoh Barat PKR division chief Fauzi Muda spoke to reporters at the PKR Perak office here after he made a statutory declaration on the alleged meeting with Najib yesterday.
He claimed he was taken on a “business trip” on March 11 last year by one Sulaiman Mansor to Kuala Lumpur, where they met former deputy defence minister Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin and two others at the Jalan Duta Toll Plaza.
“I was taken to meet Najib at his house in Putrajaya and he offered me RM50 million to approach two PKR state assemblymen to cross over to BN/Umno.
“It was up to me how much I would give the assemblymen to defect.”
Fauzi said he “did not say yes or no” or “do anything” after his return.
After the appointment of the state executive council, he claimed Sulaiman’s agents kept calling him about the crossovers.
“This time the offer was RM5 million each for the two exco members and assurances were given that the two would be maintained as executive councillors and the corruption charges against them would be withdrawn.”
The two exco members are Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, who is Behrang assemblyman, and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu, the Changkat Jering assemblyman.
They were charged with corruption last August in connection with a housing project in Perak Tengah and are due to appear in court on Feb 10.
Asked why it took him so long to come out with the allegations, Fauzi said he was sure the cross-overs would not happen. Asked whether the two exco members were aware of the offer, he said “they do not know that I met Najib”.
He said he had informed PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of the meeting.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat division leader was offered RM50 million by Najib to entice defections