(Malaysian Digest) - The driver of Zahida Rafik has exposed a scandal allegedly involving the actress and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal through a police report he had lodged on March 13, reportedKeadilan Daily.
The police report claimed that Shafie had paid Zahida up to RM1.5 million in four months of their “intimate relationship” that has spanned three years.
The police report was lodged by one Noor Azman Azemi, 38, on March 13 at the Ampang police station.
He said he had lodged the report following an accusation by the actress on March 3 that he had absconded with RM200,000.
According to the report, Noor Azman’s relative then gave a copy to Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, who revealed the contents to reporters at the Parliament lobby today and questioned the source of the minister’s funds.
Zuraida claimed that the actress had received RM58,000 last October, RM112,000 in November and RM330,000 in December, as well as RM510,000 in January this year.
Reading from this, she said Noor Azman claimed to have been assigned by the minister to work as a driver to the actress three years ago.
According to Noor Azman, the minister told him to keep tabs on the actress’ “every movement”.
He also described himself as the “trusted middleman” who helped channel the funds into her personal account.
He further claimed in the report that the minister would secretly meet the actress each week in hotels around Kuala Lumpur.
"At every meeting, (the minister) would hand over RM100,000 to RM200,000... the cash would be taken by me and (the actress) to be credited into (her bank) account in Menara Perkeso, Jalan Ampang," alleged Noor Azman.
He said he had resigned on Feb 29 this year, as he could not manage the pressure of working for the minister.