— Gomen Man
The Malaysian Insider
Aug 03, 2012
AUG 3 — It is too late, Najib Razak. Just too late to try and justify your government’s actions in charging whistleblower Rafizi Ramli under the BAFIA.
Most discerning Malaysians know that the PKR politician has been a major problem for Barisan Nasional since he started exposing the National Feedlot Corporation scandal and he became an even bigger problem when he told us about the shennanigans behind the award of the Ampang LRT to George Kent, a company controlled by an associate of the PM.
It was only a matter of time that Rafizi was hauled up but the government is trying to intimidate other whistleblowers. Still, the government looks clumsy and on the backfoot in going after Rafizi. So today, Mr BRIM, has come out to explain that Rafizi should have handed over confidential info on the NFC to the MACC.
You got to be joking. For months, as Malaysians were being told about condos in KL and Singapore and other gross abuses by Shahrizat Jalil’s family, the MACC, the police and the Najib government were pretending to be asleep.
Had Rafizi given the info to MACC, it would have disappeared like all the other files against connected Malaysians. Did anyone notice that when Shahrizat’s husband was taken to court, he was not handcuffed but Rafizi was?
Till today, the NFC directors behave like untouchables, and yet the PM today has the temerity to tell Rafizi that he should have handed over the confidential information to the MACC.
He went on to say that the integrity of the financial system is important otherwise foreigners will not invest here. Foreigners will also not invest here if contracts are awarded to companies without the requisite track record.
One final word: Laws cannot and must not be the excuse for protecting wrongdoing.