‘Yes, PRS received RM1 million from Najib’ — Pelagus Rep

Wilson Nyabong

KUCHING: Oct 8: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has admitted to receive RM1 million as political funding from former prime minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak before the 2013 general election.

Pelagus assemblyman Wilson Nyabong Ijang, who was entrusted by party president Tan Sri Dr James Masing to manage the fund, said it was utilised before the 13th parliamentary election.

“We utilised the money in areas where PRS have (parliamentary) seats,” he told DayakDaily today.

Nyabong said the party had cooperated with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers in July this year, when probed in Putrajaya on details of spending.

“Because of our cooperation (with MACC) our account has been unfrozen few weeks after that meeting,” he revealed.

Nyabong was commenting on news report that PRS was one of the recipients of money believed to have originated from the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), as revealed by MACC.

Its chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said the agency had issued compound notices to 80 individuals and entities that received money totalling RM420 million.

“When we received the cheque, we don’t ask where the money is from. It’s just like when our father gives us the money, we don’t ask him where he got it from,” Nyabong said. — DayakDaily