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Friday, July 06, 2012

PRK Prez' statement on Ampang LRT-Extension Project...


I am deeply concerned that the police are investigating Rafizi Ramli for revealing details of the Ampang LRT-extension contract. CID Director Bakri Zinin announced yesterday that the matter was being probed as a breach of the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
The police seem disinterested in the disclosure itself, that a vital tender was assigned to an unqualified bidder, George Kent, and involves Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak. Neither party is under any query by the police or Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
They are more interested in defending the OSA, a draconian law used to protect those in power. Why is a public infrastructure project’s contract to be paid with the people’s money placed as a national secret? Will the details compromise our national security?
It appears to me, as it does to the Malaysian people, that the high- level police investigation of Rafizi is intended to protect the PM and to intimidate and harass Rafizi.
Rafizi has exposed the abused funds. He should be commended not suppressed.
Bakri Zinin’s statement expressed an obvious bias in favour of Najib and Barisan Nasional (BN). The police leadership have failed to maintain their independence and betrayed public trust.
If they want to restore their credibility, then stop this charade, cease the OSA probe and instead investigate Najib’s suspect role in the Ampang LRT-extension contract.
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail


5 July 2012
5 Pendapat

Saya amat bimbang kerana pihak polis sedang menyiasat Rafizi Ramli yang telah mendedahkan butir-butir kontrak LRT Ampang. Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Bakri Zinin telah mengumumkan bahawa perkara ini sedang disiasat di bawah Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA).
Pihak polis seolah-olah tidak menunjukkan minat dan kepentingan dalam pendedahan ini, suatu tender yang penting yang telah diberikan kepada pembida yang tidak berkelayakan iaitu George Kent yang juga melibatkan Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. Tidak satu pun diantara mereka dipanggil dan disiasat oleh pihak polis atau Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).
Mereka lebih berminat untuk mempertahankan OSA, satu undang-undang zalim yang digunakan untuk melindungi mereka yang berkuasa. Mengapa kontrak projek infrastruktur awam dibayar dengan menggunakan wang rakyat yang diletakkan sebagai rahsia negara? Apakah butiran yang didedahkan ini akan menjejaskan keselamatan negara kita?
Ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa siasatan peringkat tinggi pihak polis terhadap Rafizi adalah bertujuan untuk melindungi PM dan untuk menakut-nakutkan serta mengganggu Rafizi.
Rafizi telah mendedahkan penyelewengan dana. Beliau sepatutnya dipuji dan bukannya ditindas.
Kenyataan Bakri Zinin jelas menyatakan beliau berat sebelah dalam memihak kepada Najib & Barisan Nasional (BN). Pihak polis telah gagal untuk mengekalkan kebebasan mereka dan mengkhianati kepercayaan orang ramai.
Jika pihak Polis mahu memulihkan kredibiliti mereka, hentikan usaha menakutkan dgn siasatan OSA terhadap Rafizi sebaliknya menyiasat peranan Najib sebagai suspek dalam kontrak pembinaan tambahan LRT laluan Ampang.
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail


AND WHY IS RAFIZI RAMLI BEING TARGETED BY THE UNO LEADERS, CRONIES and EVEN SOCALLED INDEPENDENT GOV'T BODIES? Have a peep at the answer from the following report at the Malaysian Insider:) ~~~~~

Rafizi Ramli — BN enemy No. 1?

July 06, 2012
Rafizi (right) has been at the vanguard of PKR’s attacks against alleged abuses by BN. — File pic
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — When he was nominated for the PKR Youth chief post in 2010, Rafizi Ramli was a foreign name to many, even within the party. Fast forward two years and the certified accountant appears to terrify even the upper-ranks of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
His exposé of the RM250 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal involving Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family had cost the Umno Wanita her job as Women, Family and Community Affairs Minister earlier this year.
After the NFC, he has moved on to allege more financial improprieties within public projects, the latest being the multi-billion tender for the light rail transit (LRT) extension works on the Ampang line that Rafizi has linked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
For his efforts, this alumnus of the elite Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) has faced repeated attacks from various quarters.
Bank Negara Malaysia is investigating his role in the NFC issue, the police have opened a file on him over the Ampang LRT project, and yesterday, his blog ( was hacked in what he believes is an attempt to block public access to documents related to the Ampang rail deal.
The 35-year-old Terengganu-born told The Malaysian Insider he believes the relentless attacks are linked to the BN’s bid to bar a repeat of the NFC scandal.
“I believe that after the NFC scandal, the public has come to believe arguments supported by facts and evidence. At the same time, the public wants a new kind of politics that is not coloured by personal attacks but based on public interest,” he said in an email interview last night.
“Coincidentally, that is my job in PKR and I must bring forward such issues that involve public interest. I think BN feels they cannot have a ‘second NFC fiasco’.”
Many believed that the PKR strategist was alone in his whistle blowing campaigns but the man that once worked for state oil firm Petronas said he has the full support of party colleagues.
“I have the full support from my PKR peers. The party leadership has given me its full mandate to conduct investigations and take a stand to represent the party in such matters.
“In fact, I don’t even need to report all my plans to the political bureau as I am given leeway to arrange the strategy of certain issues,” said the man who has been a part of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s reformist ranks since 1998, when he was introduced to Malaysia’s politics.
He explained that PKR’s strategy was to build an argument on issues.
“For example, in the NFC case, we actually have a ‘tag team’ and a support team that will expand on the issue in an organised manner.
“Every issue will have two or three senior leaders with me. Only, the party has given me its full faith to advance,” he said.
The UK graduate clearly does not seem afraid of the relentless attacks against him.
The pressure also seems not to have taken its toll and caused him to lose his whistle-blowing zeal.
“I do not think of the risk or effect on myself. What’s important is that something has a major impact on the public and whether the facts or evidence are accurate,” said the man who claims to not have materialistic considerations or high ambitions.
Rafizi has come a long way from scripting the debates for Anwar behind the scenes to stepping into the spotlight, having taken on Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin twice in public debates in the UK and here.
And when the general election is called — and if he wins the Pandan parliamentary seat, which he has announced his intention to contest — the terror of his rivals may end up where he can do the most damage: Right within Parliament.

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