PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has been questioned by the police today after issuing a statement on his blog about the RM2.6 billion in Najib Abdul Razak’s personal bank accounts which the prime minister claimed was a donation.
The statement concerned Prasarana Malaysia Berhad’s involvement in a metro rail project in Saudi Arabia but in the same statement, Rafizi had alleged that the donation was not from a member of the Saudi Arabia family as claimed but was instead by Malaysian taxpayers.
Rafizi, who had his statement recorded at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, said he was being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Act for misuse of network facilities.
“I understand this is a sensitive issue for Najib as I had raised the question of how the name of Saudi Royal family was used to cover up the truth about the RM2.6 billion entering the prime minister’s accounts and how Malaysians are being forced to foot losses,” Rafizi said in a statement today.
Najib had denied wrongdoing or taking public funds for personal gain.
Rafizi said he answered all questions posed by the police today and expected to be charged soon.
“I am confident that I have a strong case in court…,” he said.
Rafizi said if he is charged, it will bring his total court cases to 13.