YOURSAY 'The George Kent-Wijet-Thales consortium helped him in the submarine purchase deal, he helps them in the LRT project.'
PKR: George Kent was 'go-between' for PM, Thales
Anonymous_3e21: "Documents indicate that Thales is using local company George Kent as a ‘go-between' to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, a task it purportedly carried out with analyst Abdul Razak Baginda's company in the French submarine deal," said PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli.
So the plot gets thicker.
"Every single rule was broken in order to give an advantage to Thales. Who else can make these instructions unless it was under the patronage of the prime minister?"
My answer is - there is no two ways about it.
Changeagent: This is precisely what Najib meant when he said, "You help me, I help you".
The George Kent-Wijet-Thales consortium helped him in the submarine purchase deal, he helps them in the LRT Ampang line extension project. Najib kept his word.
Odin: Thales was involved in three out of eight short-listed consortia in Halcrow's technical evaluation report - George Kent-Wijet-Thales, Colas-CMC-Thales and Samsung-LG-Thales.
From the list of bidders, no other transport technology suppliers were allowed to send more than one bid. Why was Thales allowed to submit multiple bids through various consortia?
That every single rule was broken in order to give an advantage to Thales translates into blatantly corrupt practices. Awarding the project after the validity period has ended gives a good excuse to increase the project costs to feather the nests of everyone involved.
Add these to the previous duplicity, massive corruption and act of treason, and if the person overall responsible is not hanged, then there is no point in having any laws in Malaysia.
Mohan Gandhi: Rafizi has done it again. Good work mate, for the linkage - from defence to LRT - as it all stinks of PM Najib Razak's corrupt practices.
The ghost of Altantuya Shaariibuu is not going to let him off easily. As for mortals like us, in the next few months, there should be more linkages, and even Umno hierarchy will start questioning Najib when their position is threatened closer to the GE13.
Ferdtan: To Umno, 55 percent is better than 80 percent. C grade got selected and an A grade got kicked out.
Entrance to our local universities is the same - the pass grade students got the place while the distinction students were unjustly left out.
Najib must answer the allegation. He cannot be like the ex-PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, maintaining his elegant silence even when he was often attacked by his former boss, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Wira: Rafizi is right. Even though a letter of intent is not yet a contract, it is more than a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
A letter of intent is normally issued to get a supplier to kick start the project pending internal formal approval on the side of the issuer. This is usually done to meet delivery deadline.
Tailek: Najib is beyond redemption. He is a hypocrite of the highest order in talking about transparency, good governance, economic transformation, etc.
The only transformation he is interested in is transforming himself and his political and business cronies from multimillionaires to billionaires.
Now the corrupt connections are becoming clear. Thales was in Scorpene and now again in George Kent LRT project.
I am sure Umno members are also getting very uncomfortable and angry that their leader is going over the top with these corrupt schemes.
Rafizi, please go and expose everything, but watch your back. We need you to expose all these scandals so that the rakyat will know the truth and throw out Umno-BN in the next election.
Not Confused: The plot gets thicker and thicker! Rafizi certainly needs to watch his back. However, I think all-right minded rakyat are firmly behind him and PKR.
This blatant corruption and leakage from the public coffers has to stop now.
FellowMalaysian: Spot on, Rafizi. You did it again. Thales' ugly head has finally surfaced again in Malaysian waters and this prove the intricately-entwined mesh Najib shares with Thales in their subterfuge that must have stretched since the days when he was defence minister.
This comes with little surprise as Najib was beholden to Thales and DCNS for the 114 million euros (RM458 million) commission paid to Perimekar.
Rafizi though claimed that the LOI (letter of intent) is no longer valid. He could be wrong as Najib's ability in resorting to Machiavellian ways is well-known and getting the LOI validated is well within his means.
Anonymous #15167679: Rafizi is worth billions now and l am sure Umno is willing to pay if he jumps ship.
Pray Rafizi will remain loyal to his cause and always fighting for truth. The reward from the man up there is so much better than what we get here.
Mate, you are doing a great job and just remember all Malaysians and our generations to come shall benefit from your endeavours. Rafizi, you shall harvest what you sowed.
Anonymous #43051382: Rafizi, you are much, much better than RPK (blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin). You are much more professional and much more humble than him.
The above is a selection of comments posted by Malaysiakini subscribers. Only paying subscribers can post comments. Over the past one year, Malaysiakinians have posted over 100,000 comments. Join the Malaysiakini community and help set the news agenda. Subscribe now.