Probe who gave 1MDB audit report to Rafizi – MIC to police

 |Nov 15, 2016
MIC treasurer-general S. Vell Paari (left) wants the police to probe how PKR leader Rafizi Ramli obtained classified documents.
MIC treasurer-general S. Vell Paari (left) wants the police to probe how PKR leader Rafizi Ramli obtained classified documents.

The police to immediately investigate on how Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli illegally had in his possession classified documents, for which he was convicted today.

MIC treasurer-general S. Vell Paari said it was disturbing to know that Rafizi came to obtain classified 1MDB audit report without approval, which was in violation of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972.

Vell Paari pointed out that Rafizi was neither a member of the audit party nor a member of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which investigated 1MDB.

He said the logical explanation to this was that someone from the PAC might have knowingly given the 1MDB audit report to Rafizi Ramli.

“This would definitely be someone from the opposition bloc. Who gave Rafizi Ramli the classified? This is a violation of the OSA,” Vell Paari said in a statement today.

Another hypothesis, he said could be that Rafizi might have stolen the classified document from a member of the PAC without their knowledge.

“Nevertheless, I request the police force to immediately look into this matter and nab the culprits who violated the OSA law for their cheap political mileage,” said the MIC man.

Earlier Monday, Rafizi from PKR was sentenced to 18 months in jail by the Sessions Court for unauthorised possession of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) audit report and illegally exposing it to the media.

Rafizi was specifically charged with possessing Page 98 of the 1MDB audit report

To those who are unaware about the transgression of Rafizi, said Vell Paari, this was the fourth straight court loss for the parliamentarian under various cases.

The previous three cases were:

January 2016 – fined RM 1,800 for intentionally insulting and provoking anger among Umno members through a statement.

October 2016 – fined RM 200,000 for defaming National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Mohamad Salleh Ismail and his company.

November 2016 – fined RM 1,950 for organising the illegal Blackout 505 rally.

All these cases, said Vell Paari proved that Rafizi was an untrustworthy person who have been found guilty by the courts four times for breaking various laws of this country by provoking, insulting, lying and defaming, various people and the government of Malaysia.

Unfortunately, he said the PKR leadership had kept an elegant silence on the transgression of Rafizi.

“I am not surprise of this because maybe the PKR leadership itself have given their tacit approval for Rafizi to act against the laws of this country as they know Rafizi will do anything to gain cheap popularity to make himself visible,” said the MIC leader.

He urged the people not to have any sympathy for Rafizi because the PKR man was “a habitual serial liar who can only survive in politics by lying through his teeth about everything.”

Athi Shankar has been a journalist for past 30 years. He believes that democratic rights come with responsibility.