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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rafizi to reveal Sex and Money allegations amid plans to remove him

PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli's WhatsApp text about graft allegations which went viral last week has indirectly caused friction within PKR even as it gears up to fight the coming by-election.

Yesterday, the Pandan MP added more fuel to the alleged 'sex and money' scandal by announcing publicly that he will hand over evidence to PKR party president,Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Speaking in the Parliament lobby, he told reporters that he hoped that it will be brought up at the party's political bureau meeting which will be held tonight.

"I will bring it to her first, and if she asks me to lodge a report, I will.

"I highlighted that graft cannot be taken lightly. Such matters need to be solved.

"I will pass whatever I have to the party president and wait for discussions with her. Most probably, it will be brought up at the party level and discussed.

"If the agreement is to hand the evidence to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, then I will (do so)," Rafizi stated, further heightening suspense over the allegations, The Sun Daily reports.

However, he sought to clarify that his sole intention was to get rid of corrupt practices before they take hold.

"It was an internal WhatsApp message reminding the party not to take lightly any chatter and talk on graft.

"That is my continuous reminder to the party. I say exactly the same thing outside and inside (the party), except that sometimes it is taken out of context,

"You have to say it regardless," he stressed that there was no such thing as a "right time" to reveal wrongdoings.

This comes after many party insiders accused him of sabotaging his own party which is about to face a tough by-election battle.

The discontent has even triggered rumours of calls for him to be removed as PKR secretary-general at tonight's meeting with Tumpat MP Kamaruddin Jaafar's name being put forward as his replacement

PKR vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin said the decision to replace the secretary-general is the prerogative of the president, in a statement to the press, an online news portal reports.

"The secretary-general is appointed by the president.

“The leadership can give their views (regarding Rafizi's position), but of course the final decision is that of the president."

- mD

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