Selangor faces serious problem of corruption under Pakatan rule

 |Apr 27, 2017
Rafizi Ramli (right) said that Adam Rosly (left) joined PKR in 2010 and that was when the graft problem started rear its ugly head in PKR-led Selangor government.

Allegations of abuse of power and corruption in the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government were first raised seven years ago back in 2010.

That, in fact, was one of the grouses I brought up in my meeting with Anwar Ibrahim in London that same year.

My breakfast meeting with Anwar was arranged by Yolanda Augustin who played the role of ‘middleman’ to try to patch up the failing relationship between Anwar and me.

I had many complaints about Pakatan Rakyat in general and PKR in particular.

Most of it involved abuse of power and corruption in Selangor.

I told Anwar if we went to all that trouble of throwing out Umno and Barisan Nasional just to replace it with another corrupt government then what have we been fighting for over the last 30 years?

The argument that Pakatan is less corrupt than Barisan was not acceptable.

It is like arguing that Hitler killed only six million Jews compared to Mao who killed 20 million Chinese.

Does that make Hitler acceptable?

When nothing happened (and instead Anwar whacked me in his talk in Australia) I published documents to prove that corruption was rampant in Selangor.

I did not just accuse.

I published the evidence to support the allegation.

Faekah Hussin then challenged me to return to Malaysia with that evidence.

She said the Selangor government is even prepared to pay for my air fare if I do not have money to return to Malaysia.

I should hand the evidence to the MACC for them to investigate, they said.

What Faekah did not know is that all those documents I published actually came from the MACC.

My deep throat in the MACC gave them to me.

So why do I need to return to Malaysia to hand the MACC all that evidence when my source for those documents is the MACC?

Instead of investigating my allegations, they called me a liar and said I was bought off.

They declared war on me and I responded to that declaration of war.

From that day on my mission was to see Pakatan Harapan brought down.

Some ask why I am focused on Selangor and am so upset about what is happening in Selangor.

Simple! Selangor is my state.

My family rules Selangor and I campaigned for Pakatan in Selangor.

I met my cousins and those in the Selangor palace to convince them that the Selangor royal family must support change and must throw their weight behind Pakatan Rakyat.

But then it took only two years of a Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government to become just like the government we replaced.

My family and those in the Selangor royal family started looking at me ‘funny’.

They looked at me like I was a stupid fool.

It began to get very personal.

I had staked my entire reputation endorsing Pakatan.

So it became a personal insult and my personal failure.

Pakatan is no different from Barisan after all.

Here was Raja Petra Bin Raja Kamarudin – who for ten years from 1998 to 2008 quarrelled with His Majesty the Agong, HRH the Sultan, members of the Selangor royal family, telling them that they were wrong about supporting Barisan and that they should be supporting Pakatan instead – being made a fool.

Rafizi admits there was corruption in Selangor but says it was confined to PAS people or ex-PAS people

Today, Faekah and all those others who condemned me were admitting that there was a serious problem of corruption in Selangor.

Even Rafizi Ramli said that Adam Rosly joined PKR in 2010 and that was when the problem started.

Well, it may have taken seven years but finally, they all confirm what I said back in 2010.

Today they are admitting the problem. But it is too late.

I am no longer with them. I want to see them destroyed.

Because of them, I clashed with the Agong and the Sultan and members of the Selangor royal family.

They will have to pay for that even if it was the last thing I do. – Malaysia Today

Raja Petra Kamarudin or RPK, cousin to the Selangor Sultan, is one of Malaysia's earliest online 'citizen journalists'. He started his website in 1995 before the internet 'explosion' triggered by the Reformasi movement in September 1998. Malaysia Today was launched as a blog in August 2004 and is one of the few pioneer blogs still active and posting articles on a daily basis 24-7. RPK, 66 years old, has been writing since 1990.