[WATCH] Rafizi says plan to go after MACC chief nothing more than ‘soundbite’

Hasmizar Hassan Sumardi Susilo

PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli today said that his suggestion that a Pakatan Harapan should go after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief was nothing more than a “political soundbite”.

In an apparent u-turn, the new economic affairs minister said his remarks were misread by the press and what he actually meant was that the new government should ensure that the anti-graft agency should operate without political interference.

“It makes for a good political soundbite but what I meant was that should a new government take over, and it has, the priority is to make all agencies independent and by the law, not just Azam Baki or anyone else or even myself,” he told reporters today after clocking in for his first day at work in Putrajaya. – December 5, 2022.

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