Actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik called her former driver Noor Azman Azemi a liar and denied again that she was linked to, and knowing Rural Development Minister Shafie Apdal.
“I want to know what else Noor Azman will be lying about again. Of course, they are all not true.
“I cannot say much so let my lawyers handle it. Let’s just wait,” Zahida (left) was quoted as saying in the English daily The Star.
The actress has appointed Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as her lawyer and his firm had sent legal notices to Noor Azman and Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin warning them to retract their statements or face legal action
Shafie had last month also denied knowing Zahida.
Yesterday Noor Azman claimed at a press conference at the PKR headquarters that he was hired by Shafie to be Zahida’s driver, and that the minister had given her RM1 million during one of their weekly meetings to be deposited in her account.
The former driver claimed this happened sometime last year and besides it, the minister would give the actress between RM100,000 and RM200,000 weekly to pay for her house, credit card, two sports cars and other expenses.
The actress was reported to have lodged a police report on March 3 against Noor Azman for allegedly running away with RM200,000.
Noor Azman subsequently lodged a counter-report on March 13 claiming Zahida had lodged a false report. He was remanded by the police for three days.
Malaysiakini tweeted Shafie yesterday for comments and is awaiting his response.