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1MDB: Probe Rafizi, he’s no whistleblower

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1MBD today urged the Parliament and other relevant authorities to investigate Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, for allegedly exposing a classified document.

“Rafizi cannot claim he is a whistleblower or is acting in the public interest, given that the PAC, a lawful authority with five opposition members, already has access to and is presently reviewing the Auditor-General’s Report on 1MDB,” it said in a statement.

1MDB said the MP revealed an excerpt of the Auditor-General’s Report on 1MDB to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which has been classified an official secret.

Rafizi said he is revealing it to show links between 1MDB and Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT).

Malaysiakini is not in possession of the document, nor can it report what was revealed at the press conference due to legal constraints.

Under the OSA, anyone found to be in possession or disseminating classified information will be jailed for at least one year, or a maximum of seven years.

In its statement today, 1MBD confirmed there was a “cash-flow mismatch” in 2015 but all outstanding payments to LTAT subsidiary Perbadanan Perwira Harta Malaysia have been made.

“Accordingly, 1MDB strongly denies that it is the cause of any payment delays to members of the armed forces,” it said.

It said LTAT will also “conclusively debunk the so-called link between 1MBD’s contact with PPHM and LTAT’s payments to members of the armed forces”.

“This so-called link is a lie deliberately concocted by YB Rafizi, who has shamelessly tried to pass it off as fact,” it said.

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