Saturday 4 August 2012

Rafizi should have brought NFC details to MACC, says Najib.

And MACC would act on it?????

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak today deflected criticism from the charging of Rafizi Ramli for the latter’s expose on the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal, saying the PKR leader could have gone to the rightful authorities with his revelations instead of the public.

The prime minister pointed out that anyone with such information should reveal these to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as it could otherwise contravene the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA).

Rafizi, who is PKR’s strategy director, was charged on Wednesday with violating the Act by exposing confidential banking details of the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp), the firm that runs and operates the NFC, a federally-funded cattle farming scheme.

“The reason why BAFIA is there is to protect the integrity and credibility of our financial system because anyone who has an account in the financial system must feel well-protected.

“Otherwise, people won’t put money into the system, people from overseas won’t put money into the system and that is against public interest,” Najib told a press conference today after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting.

When asked if Rafizi’s charges would affect the public’s perception on the government’s sincerity to weed out corruption, Najib said “it is not a question”.

He said it was in the interest of the public that authorities ensure that the integrity of the country’s financial system was not compromised.

“But it does not mean we will condone money laundering or corruption... because you can always reveal those information to the appropriate authorities,” he pointed out.

Rafizi’s charges under Section 97 (1) of the BAFIA stated that the PKR leader had disclosed four customer account profiles detailing the balance summary for the NFCorp, the National Meat and Livestock Sdn Bhd, Agroscience and Industries Sdn Bhd and NFCorp chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail, to two individuals identified as Yusuf Abdul Alim and Erle Martin Carvalho.

Under Section 103(1)(a) of the same law, he could be fined a maximum of RM3 million and jailed up to three years if found guilty, which could seriously hobble Rafizi’s chance of standing as a candidate in the 13th general elections that must be held by April next year when the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s mandate expires.

In an immediate response, Rafizi and his allies in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) said the charges would likely frighten away whistleblowers from coming forward in the future.

PKR has also established a “National Oversight & Whistleblowers Centre” (NOW) to protect whistleblowers by offering legal and monetary aid.

1 comment:

  1. Saudara-saudara dan Saudari-saudari Yang Di Hormati
    Bahawa MCA Gombak pegurusi YIP KUM FOOK dan anaknya Yip Jiun Hann (Permuda MCA Gombak) bukan sahaja menggunakan kuasanya menghisap wang KUIL BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI(Thai) No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tetapi lebih dahsyat, ialah menipu wanita-wanita dan merosakan keluarga orang lain. Mereka sebenar-benarnya orang yang jahat dan tak bermoral

    Saya mengemukakan kesal yang benar ini, tujuan ialah harap orang ramai, khasnya wanita dapat mengambil perhatian supaya jangan terjerat oleh manis-manis mulutnya akhir akan meninpa kerugian dan kesakitan yang besar

    马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师与马华公会鹅唛區会叶君瀚青年圑長, 不但无耻的利用KUIL BUDDHA SAMNAK SAMBODHI(Thai) No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.宗教之名捞取权和私利之外, 叧一大罪悪是, 他们仗着权势, 甜言蜜語, 誘骗良家少女, 骗财骗色, 三妻四妾, 破坏别人的家庭. 父子两人, 无悪不做, 实是大色狼, 大老千,缺德的败娄.

    今天我把实事公告大家, 是希望公众, 特别是良家少女, 要多多小心, 提防这一娄假面具的佛教徒, 以免一失足成千古恨.

    Brother And Sister Of the respectfully
    That YIP KUM FOOK, MCA Gombak chairman and his son Yip Jiun Hann (Youth MCA Gombak) they are not only used of power to suck Temple’s money of SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE(Thai) No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But far worse, they are cheating women and make people family broken. They truly wicked and immoral

    Bring forward. I regret that this is true, the purpose is to hope for public, and especially women take care not to be trapped by the end of sweet mouth will override of great loss and pain