PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has made a statutory declaration (SD) denying that he received funds from businessman John Soh Chee Wen.
"I hereby deny I have ever received a single cent, in whatever form, from whatever individual whether it's John or Soh or John Soh or Soh Chee Wen.
"Here I am, less than 24 hours, here is my SD," Rafizi told reporters at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters today.
Yesterday, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan defied Rafizi to make an SD on the allegation, which was first raised by Raja Petra Kamaruddin.
Following this, former Rembau PKR chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin claimed that Rafizi had received RM20 million from Soh.
Soh is currently under remand in Singapore, where he is facing a total of 188 charges related to witness tampering and violations of the Securities and Futures Act.
Rafizi pointed out he had made other SDs revealing his assets, income and liabilities from 2010 onwards.
"If there was ever any evidence I received a single cent from anyone, then it is very easy for anyone just to go and make a police report and all the authorities in the world will descend on me because they have been waiting for that for a long time," he said.
However, Rafizi warned that if anyone makes a false police report, then he will lodge a police report to counter it.
Takiyuddin had challenged Rafizi to make an SD on this matter, following Rafizi's SD yesterday in which he claimed former PAS leader Nasharudin Mat Isa had received SRC funds through Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal accounts.
Malaysiakini has repeatedly tried to contact Nasharudin on this, but has yet to receive a response.-Mkini