Independant candidate for the Penanti by-election Aminah Abdullah today she had been offered the post of Penang Municipal Council president and RM80,000 in compensation if she would withdraw from the May 30 Penanti by-election.
"I was also offered other attractive benefits," she said. If she did contest and won, she would have been given the Deputy Chief Minister 1 post,
Aminah said that two “top PKR leaders” had approached her at her home in Jelutong on May 13 to make the offers, which she alleged had come with the blessings of PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Claiming she had as evidence, audio on CD and a video-clip on a handphone, Aminah, 56, said she would be lodging a report with the Election Commission on Tuesday at 11am.
Aminah later made a report at the Central Seberang Prai district police headquarters, saying she feared for her safety.
"I have all the evidence on CD and will distribute this to the media soon to tell the people the truth about this man named Anwar Ibrahim,” Aminah said, accompanied by her husband Mohd Rofi and her eldest daughter Hernanie, 25.
Meanwhile, State Deputy Police Chief, Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said:
"Aminah had lodged a police report that she was offered a reward as compensation to withdraw her candidacy in the by-election at the Seberang Perai Tengah District Police Headquarters at 11.34 am today.
"We give an assurance to all candidates contesting in the by-election, including Aminah who fears for her safety after making the police report on the offer, that their safety will be safeguarded," he said .
Tun Hisan said Aminah''s allegation had also been forwarded to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for further investigation.