Rafizi (right) has spearheaded PKR’s offensive against dubious financial dealings linked to BN. — File pic
SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 ― PKR strategy chief Rafizi Ramli was charged today with violating the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA) in exposing confidential banking details related of National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp).
I will concede that no one likes having their private matters being made public.
Certainly not people who have made a lot of money.
And more so, people who have made that money from dubious and/or corrupt practices.
NFCorp, and by extension, UMNO is livid that its reputation has been tarnished yet again.
I don't know why UMNO should be upset really. They don't have much of a reputation for being anything other than corrupt and greedy thieves.
Finding a legitimate issue to smear their name is no challenging feat at all.
Unlike the case of Teoh Beng Hock, who I personally believe had not committed any dubious practice at all and had to be fatally threatened in wild attempts to get him to confess to something he had not remotely done.
They dropped the poor fellow and wondered how to explain away a dead body at Plaza Masalam, that of a man who was due to be married that very day.
Incidentally, no one has been charged for his murder, which is far more grave an issue than exposing confidential banking details of corrupt companies.
How about Altantuya? Who has been held responsible for her death? Surely not a couple of commandos who did not know her from Adam (or Eve)?
Why were we told by the Foreign Minister that the Scorpene scandal was not a serious issue?
That is the worst case scenario when it comes to exposing confidential details, because it gives away sensitive defence information, which could amount to treason!!
Read what other Malaysians have to say to this, by the way.
And yet Rafizi Ramli is being put on the stand for something so minor.
The UMNO government acts more recklessly than even the Mafia!!