By Shannon Teoh
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal denied today PKR’s allegation that he paid over RM1.5 million to actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik.
He said in a statement that the police report by one Noor Azman Azemi, who claimed the federal minister hired him to be the actress’ personal driver to allow him to “monitor her movements” since 2009, was “completely untrue.”
“Accompanying statements by the individuals who have spread the police report far and wide are in bad faith and politically motivated,” the Umno vice president added in the statement, which he posted on his official Twitter account.
Although most news reports did not name the minister or the actress, some websites and blogs had disclosed the names mentioned by PKR in the press conference held at the Parliament lobby on April 18.
The minister and the actress have previously denied any ties to each other.
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