10 Jul 2013

Paul Low is 'immature and childish', says Rafizi

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Paul Low is being "childish and immature" by saying that publicity-hungry politicians lodge reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli.

Low was reported as saying yesterday that such politicians "do not provide facts", thus making it difficult for MACC to open investigation files.

"Paul Low should state, out of all reports that have been lodged with MACC, how many of them are lodged by these politicians," Rafizi, who is also PKR director of strategy, told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.
NONE“This is a very irresponsible statement, you cannot make partisan statements like these,” Rafizi (left) said.

“He was brought into the cabinet to bring credibility into the cabinet,” he added.

He said that the statement made by Low contributes to the “sentiment” of the people not to go to MACC to report corruption.

“I would understand if this statement had come from Bung Moktar (Radin, BN-Kinabatangan), but not from Paul Low, who had a background in fighting corruption,” Rafizi slammed.

He also said that among the people, it is politicians who have the least confidence in MACC’s capability to investigate complaints.

“We from Pakatan have the least confidence in them. In the past four years, I have only lodged two MACC complaints. That is why we often investigate matters ourselves,” he added.

However, Rafizi said that such politicians who file such complaints are probably from “BN itself”.

Source :  http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/235173

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