Kuala Lampur, Dec. 5 -- Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim rejected a former party worker's allegation against him of inappropriate behaviour.

The PKR president said the claim was false and intended to tarnish his reputation as Pakatan Harapan's next prime minister after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"I vehemently deny the baseless slander.

"On the dates mentioned, I was actively participating in campaigns in the run-up to the Port Dickson by-election, and attended Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday remembrance celebration in Kuala Lumpur, and returned to Port Dickson to oblige my campaign schedule.

"The act committed is a plot to hurt my image, in time for the 14th Keadilan National Congress, and the power transition process of the nation's leadership...