KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has said that he will hand over all evidence on recent graft allegations against the Selangor government to the party president.
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby Monday, the Pandan MP who is also National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW) executive director said he will hand over the evidence to Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Tuesday during the party’s weekly meeting.
“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),” he said, adding that he will also bring up the matter to the party disciplinary board if necessary but will ask the president first.
Rafizi, however, added that the leaked WhatsApp message sent by him was reported out of context.
“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,” he said.
He said some people condemned him for the timing of the graft allegations, but stressed that there is no “right time” to say it.
“You have to say it regardless,” he said.
Rafizi also said that it is best to look into the matter before it becomes serious.
“We must take action before the corruption really takes place, otherwise how different are we from Barisan Nasional.”
Last week, a WhatsApp message from a closed group of party members and Reformasi supporters was leaked, threatening to expose allegations that women and money were being demanded in state government dealings.
Rafizi later confirmed that it was indeed he who wrote the message.