Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has denied opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's claim that he was involved in the 'Project IC' in Sabah.
He said Anwar implicated him in the issue to cover his own wrongdoing.
"He (Anwar) is constantly blaming others. He will accuse other people and then he'll wash his hands off it. I know him too well," he told reporters after the presentation of 1Malaysia People's Assistance (BR1M) 2.0 to 262 Kepala Batas Chinese residents at the Tau Boin Temple Keong Hall in Kepala Batas today.
Abdullah who is also the area's MP was commenting on a press report which quoted Anwar as saying that the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) should investigate Abdullah and Prime Minister Najib Razak for their alleged involvement in the project.
Anwar who is also Permatang Pauh MP was also reported to have denied his involvement in the issue but said he was prepared to give his statement to the RCI.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad had earlier claimed that Anwar was directly involved in the project to issue citizenship and identity cards to ineligible foreigners in Sabah in the 90s.
He claimed that although Anwar did not give orders directly, he was always taking the initiative, sometimes more than was necessary.
Meanwhile, Abdullah said 12,060 people in his constituency were eligible for the first phase of the BR1M 2.0 and the distribution would be carried out throughout February.
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