Ibrahim Ali Shocked by PM’s Decision to Set Up Royal Commission of Inquiry

(MALAYSIAN DIGEST) – Pertubuhan Peribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) President  Dato Ibrahim Ali today said that Perkasa was shocked by prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s decision to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the investigation procedures and methods of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

According to Ibrahim, “the decision (to set up an RCI) by the prime minister will lead to a redundant, and is contempt of court.”

Ibrahim said this in a press conference held at Kelab Sultan Sulaiman in Kampung Baru this evening.

“Perkasa is shocked by Datuk Seri Najib’s decision as it can be seen as rejecting the inquest verdict made by the coroner, Azmil Muntanpa Abas yesterday. The call for RCI is a shameful and not needed as inquest is better than an RCI,” says Ibrahim.

Ibrahim also stressed that what should had been done after the open verdict was made is to let the police continue the investigation and not set up an RCI.

Ibrahim added that the decision to set up the RCI is based on the political pressure and also the Bar Council and this shows that the government is not being firm on its action.

“The Opposition will use this issue and their aim is to prolong it until the next General Election, so that they will have this as their weapon,” he added.

Besides that, Ibrahim also questioned the pressure by the Bar Council on the government over the issue.

“Why they (the Bar Council) didn’t request for the RCI to be set up over the case of Aminulrasyid and Sosilawati but taking particular interest into Teoh Beng Hock’s death?” asked Ibrahim.

Ibrahim however praised the Najib for continuing to prove that his administration is running in a clean manner and not hiding anything especially with the decision that has been made over the Teoh Beng Hock death inquest.

At the same press conference, Ibrahim, who is also the Pasir Mas MP, said Perkasa will become more vocal in fighting for the rights of the Bumiputra and Malays especially on economic issues.

“For 2011, Perkasa will be more vocal and aggressive in addressing the rights of the Bumiputra and Malay especially in economic. This is our resolution for this year,” said Ibrahim.

“We will devote more attention in the fight for economic rights of Bumiputra and the Malays,” he added.

When asked on his response in Umno Youth chief, Khairy Jamaluddin’s decision to not contest in the next General Election, Ibrahim said it is up to him (Khairy) to determine.

“If he wants to stop, just stop immediately. He doesn’t have to announce it today. To me it seems like he wants to be persuaded (to contest again),” said Ibrahim.