(The Star) - A WOMAN implicated in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's alleged RM3bil controversy has demanded that the Opposition Leader clear her name, reported Mingguan Malaysia.
Zaliah Zakaria said it was important for Anwar to explain the issue so people would know the truth and for her family not to become his political victims.
“I want Anwar to explain the truth,” she was quoted as saying.
“I feel pressured because a close acquaintance even labelled me as Anwar's mistress,” she said.
Zaliah has lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur and a complaint with Pertubuhan Islam Gabungan Amal (Pertiga), a Muslim-based welfare organisation.
Utusan Malaysia had earlier reported Zaliah's confessions after Ummi Hafilda Ali, one of Anwar's critics, linked a mystery woman to his alleged RM3bil wealth.
Zaliah claimed that her children don't feel safe following Ummi's allegation that she had to pay over RM50mil in income tax, and that she either owned or was associated with 62 luxury units, including condominiums and bungalows.
“I fear that Ummi's statements could put my children in danger of being kidnapped,” she said, while calling on Ummi to stop linking her to the issue.
Pertiga president Sabaruddin Ahmad said that by remaining silent, Anwar had caused a third party to suffer the brunt of his political agenda.