KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has come out to deny allegations of him being on the take from illegal gambling syndicates to allow them to continue operating within the state.
He tweeted his denial yesterday evening following allegations that arose from a particular Edisi SiasatMY Twitter handle that alleged Amirudin had received upwards of RM150,000 from these illegal syndicates.
“Concerning allegations linking me with receiving monthly payments from illegal gambling syndicates, I deny these claims which are absolutely baseless.
“I vehemently deny these allegations,” he tweeted.
Berhubung dakwaan mengaitkan saya menerima bayaran bulanan dari sindiket judi haram, saya menafikan dakwaan ini yang tidak mempunyai asas sama sekali. Saya menafikan sekeras-kerasnya dakwaan tersebut.— Amirudin Shari (@AmirudinShari) October 18, 2021
The allegations by Edisi SiasatMY claimed these gambling syndicates are only able to continue operating by paying off the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), local government officers, and even PKR and DAP politicians.
Sindiket2 judi di Selangor paling besar dan kaya, bukan lgi rahsia mereka membayar @PDRMsia @SPRMMalaysia utk beroperasi tapi ramai tak tahu ramai pegawai di PBT, ahli2 politik PKR dan DAP termasuk MB Selangor dibayar bulanan oleh sindiket2 ini. Mereka ini tak suci jugak.— Edisi SiasatMY (@edisi_siasatmy) October 17, 2021
It alleged that local government officers were receiving between RM10,000 and RM20,000 a month from these syndicates, and how Amirudin had used the illicit funds to finance his political career.
Pegawai2 PBT di Selangor dibayar dlm 10-20k setiap bulan mengikut jumlah premis judi dikawasan tersebut. MB Selangor dpt 150k bulanan dan duit itu diguna utk kerja2 politik setahu ES. https://t.co/NftcBe7pdP— Edisi SiasatMY (@edisi_siasatmy) October 17, 2021
The Edisi SiasatMY Twitter account has over the last month posted allegations mostly about the country’s top officials and politicians and their apparent corrupt ways.
Those named and implicated in a series of tweets include MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki, Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani, several businessmen and politicians such as Amirudin.