PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli today said he does not trust the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate complaints on abuse of power by the PM.
"I have more confidence in the police Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID). They are more genuine, honest and professional," Rafizi ( right ) told a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
Rafizi explained that his unease with MACC stems from their haste in interviewing him too swiftly after his expose on the allegations involving the PM over the Ampang LRT project two days ago.
He also said that his experience during the NFC scandal also gave him reason to have less trust in the MACC than the CCID.
He said this after lodging a police report against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for alleged criminal breach of trust and abuse of power at the Tropicana police station two doors away from the party's offices.
He alleged that the PM had circumvented the Finance Ministry government procurement process for the tender award of the construction of the Ampang LRT extension project.
Earlier Rafizi claimed that he has documentary evidence that the PM had interfered with the tender process and had awarded the contract not to the tender winner, but a company with no track record.
He also challenged Najib to answer the allegations in public.
“We are now waiting for who will blink first. He knows about this, about the documents. He should say something.
“If he can comment on national television about my stupid resignation (from the Selangor government), then he should comment on this,” sniped Rafizi.
Rafizi was accompanied to the police station by PKR lawyer Latheefa Koya.
His unease with the MACC fits earlier fears expressed by the opposition who have alleged that the anti-graft body has a tendency to whitewash corruption investigations and is used by the powers-that-be to persecute political opponents.
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