PETALING JAYA – PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has sarcastically admitted that he is among the “stupid” MPs who have not used their approved permit (AP) allocations to buy cars.
“I hereby confirm that I am one of the stupid Members of Parliament who did not use our AP allocation to buy imported cars,” he said on his Twitter account on Friday.
Twitter user Zizou responded to Rafizi’s tweet, asking him to be patient and not fight amongst party members.
“Not arguing, just want to remind,” he said, adding that he prayed that Malaysians who support Pakatan Harapan would criticise its leaders if they did things that were not liked by the public.
Rafizi made his “admission” in an apparent response to Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, who was defending herself against allegations of corruption.
She had challenged anyone trying to associate her with corruption to lodge an official report with authorities.
“If you’re a real man, go make a report. Until now, I have not been investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” she told Sinar Harian.
Zuraida said she was ready and willing to cooperate with the MACC.
Claims that Zuraida had extraordinary wealth and owned a variety of luxury cars are making the rounds on social media.
She admitted to owning luxury cars, saying she always went for quality.
“Before I got involved in politics, I was already driving quality cars. I have always prioritised long-lasting goods in my life,” Zuraida said.
She said that all the imported cars she owned were acquired through the facilities provided in her capacity as an MP.
“As an MP, I am given parliamentary allocations so it would be stupid of me as an MP not use those allocations.
“The issue is being used to attack me because I uphold a high level of integrity. It looks like they do not have any other way to launch attacks on me,” said Zuraida.