BNBBC chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad has admitted to receiving funds from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“To whom else can I ask financial assistance for administration expenses if not from the party president himself,” he said commenting on an article by Sarawak Report which claimed he had received funds from Najib.

Shahrir in a statement published by said he is ready to explain the matter if he is asked to do so.

The Johor Bahru member of Parliament said it is a normal for a party president to provide financial aid especially to a division which does not have adequate funds.

Sarawak Report in an article on August 14 alleged that Shahrir received RM1 million after the general election and Pontian MP Datuk Ahman Maslan, received a cheque for RM2 million.

The report also alleged that Puteri UMNO chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin had received a cheque for RM50k after the election.