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Royal commission of inquiry to investigate Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak

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PKR’s Rafizi Ramli pressed on today with his allegation that Datuk Seri Najib Razak had interfered in the Ampang LRT deal with George Kent, demanding this time for a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to investigate the contract award.

The PKR strategy director, who is currently facing court charges for his exposes on the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal, pointed out that although the police have opened investigations into the LRT deal, no one has yet been brought to justice.

Party strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the RCI was necessary because Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has refused to answer to allegations that he interfered in the bidding process for the project in favour of his “close associate”, nor has he denied them.

Rafizi added that the matter was compounded by him being charged under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1986 (Bafia) yesterday for an unrelated matter.

He explained was this was because of the timing of his charge – just 24 hours after the award was announced – suggests that he was persecuted for making the allegation against Najib.

“They interrogated me and I believe the police also confirmed that Najib is being investigated but nothing has happened so far, “At the very least, we should have expected that the award be delayed pending the outcome of the investigation.

If this is true, Rafizi said it could mean that the prime minister had abused government institutions such as the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Bank Negara and the police.

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