Rafizi says he felt like a fictional ‘Detective Conan’ while collecting evidence for his LCS expose
PKR Vice President Rafizi Ramli delivers his speech during the PKR election convention in Shah Alam on August 27, 2022. — Photo by Shafwan Zaidon
By Ashman Adam
Saturday, August 27, 2022 7:01 PM MYT
SHAH ALAM, Aug 27 – Rafizi Ramli told reporters today that he had been aware of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) scandal for months before it entered the public domain.
Rafizi, who is also the PKR’s vice president, said he did not reveal knowledge of the scandal in advance as he needed time to gather and study all relevant information.
He added that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) revelation of the scandal in Parliament was just a coincidence which he jumped on.
“I confess that I have known about the LCS issue for several months, about four to five months, and I studied it for a few months. So when the PAC coincidentally revealed the problem, it was on other aspects of the case.
“There’s a lot more trash in this scandal that hasn’t been uncovered yet. I think if an election were to be held in two months, this LCS problem will continue,” he told reporters during from a press conference after the PKR election convention here.
He also pointed out that he is not the type of person to raise issues for politics, but something he likes to do as a hobby.
“It’s like being Detective Conan; investigating was also something I loved to do. I wanted to be a cop, but it didn’t happen.
“But I think LCS will be a big deal that will stay that way until voting day,” he said.
Detective Conan is the eponymous hero of a popular Japanese bloodhound manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama.
Malaysia’s latest financial scandal – the RM9 billion Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) purchase deal – recently took a turn when Rafizi revealed that the involvement of a woman named Zainab Mohd Salleh, who he said was a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Duties) Datuk The wife of Dr. Abdul Latiff Ahmad.
Rafizi first alleged that Zainab was Dr Abdul Latiff’s second wife yesterday.
He claimed she was the owner of Alizes Marine Ltd and that the company was also in the Panama Papers as well as the Paradise Papers, two controversial lists that were allegedly leaked and detailed how offshore companies hid money drawn illicit activities around the world. .
Dr Abdul Latiff served as Deputy Minister of Defense from 2008 to 2013.
The Bersatu politician denied that the Zainab reported in the media as linked to the LCS scandal is his second wife, and challenged Rafizi to provide proof that the woman in question was one of his wives.