|Rafizi says will punish MACC chief after GE15|
Kuala Lumpur, 17 Nov: This is the problem with politicians like Rafizi Ramli: you cross him a bit and -he's all hell-knows-no-fury-like-a-woman/man/bapok-scorned and threatens to punish you once he comes to power.
His threat to go after MACC chief Azam Baki after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption-Agency once Pakatan Harapan wins the GE15 this Saturday smacks of the same kind of politics - of fear and vendetta - that Malaysians witnessed and subsequently rejected after the last general election.
It is also arrogant, brattish.
So the MACC raided Invoke's office. So what? Two days before nomination day, the MACC said Umno president and Barisan Nasional chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi would be brought in for questioning over the RM9 billion littoral combat ship affair. Azam was accused of interfering with the elections. Read Why bring up Zahid and LCS now?: Waytha
So, the MACC should stop investigating graft just because the general election is around the corner, is it?
Rafizi says the MACC and Azam are political tools for "hidden hands". Well, I think the one time when MACC was really made a political tool of the government was when Latifah Koya, who was Rafizi's comrade then, was made MACC chief by PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
I hope there will not be a repeat of that once Pakatan Harapan wins the polls.
Nobody loves the MACC but it has a job to do. Azam Baki was part of the MACC team that was responsible for helping bring down the Najib Razak administration over the 1MDB affair. Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, who was Azam's immediate boss then, had stuck his neck and paid the ultimate price (Abu Kassim suggested charging Najib with SRC-related crimes in 2015).