The Crown Prince of Johor has labelled Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman a “drama queen” after the former youth and sports minister started a crowdfunding campaign to help settle his legal expenses.
“Drama queen. I pity the rakyat who always end up being the victim of political games,” said Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who has in the past been at odds with the Muar MP.
Tunku Ismail, known as TMJ, said this in response to a report which quoted Syed Saddiq as saying he needed the people’s help even if it was just a contribution of 50 sen.
“It’s an act and it is to deceive the people, all for the sake of votes and power. You can’t trust almost all of them,” Utusan Malaysia quoted Tunku Ismail as saying.
Yesterday, Syed Saddiq pleaded not guilty before the sessions court to two charges of misappropriating a total of RM1.12 million belonging to Bersatu Youth.
From the amount, RM120,000 was said to be party funds for the 2018 general election, while RM1 million was allegedly withdrawn by him without the leadership’s consent.
Syed Saddiq was granted bail of RM330,000 for both charges.
He has paid RM80,000 and will have to settle the remaining RM250,000 by Tuesday. Last night, he started a fundraiser for the bail amount and his legal fees.