PKR’s Rafizi ‘biggest liar alive in Malaysia’, Nazri claims
(MMO) – Umno’s Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz took aim and fired off a frenzy of rounds at PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today as political parties stepped up their game for Saturday’s twin by-elections.
The tourism and culture minister accused his political foe of being the “biggest liar alive” in the country for an assortment of unproven corruption allegations against the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government dating back several years and ongoing.
“Rafizi is a liar. He said I am corrupt, but when he went for action in Hong Kong, he got chased out because he doesn’t have the rights to carry out the investigations.
“There is no case against me or my son. He is a big liar. Rafizi is the biggest liar alive in Malaysia,” Nazri told reporters during a breaking of fast function here.
Nazri was alluding to Rafizi’s 2012 allegation in which the Pandan MP claimed the minister and his son were part of a RM40 million corruption investigation mounted by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) against Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and timber tycoon Michael Chia.
The Padang Renggas MP added that Rafizi was still perpetuating allegations without proof, this time involving Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
To back his argument, Nazri pointed to Rafizi’s alleged refusal to meet with Rosmah’s press secretary Datuk Rizal Mansor during a news conference in Kuala Kangsar, Perak earlier today.
“When you make accusations, let those accused defend themselves. This means it is clear that his accusations were not justified.
“He can make accusations but people cannot defend themselves. Rizal had information,” Nazri said.
The Padang Renggas MP also criticised Rafizi’s version of democracy, claiming the PKR secretary-general held to “selective rights” for himself.
“His democracy means not everyone can do anything. Only he can talk and others get restricted.
“That is not democracy. It is very selective rights that is limited not to others but only him,” Nazri said.