KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 – DAP Chairman Lim Guan Eng today questioned authorities over what he perceived to be a lack of effort to bring in fugitive Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for investigation into his numerous allegations dubious published online.
Instead, the MP for Bagan noted the rapid investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into the blogger’s recent allegations of the so-called “unexplained wealth” of a judge who tried and found former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak guilty of multiple counts of abuse RM42 million owned by state-owned SRC International Sdn Bhd.
“Even if RPK is hiding in London, he should be asked to come back for a thorough investigation.
“If RPK refuses to return and there are sufficient grounds for criminal charges to be filed, RPK should be extradited,” Lim said in a statement, referring to blogger Malay Today by his online handle.
Raja Petra has been on the run from Malaysian justice since April 2009, when he failed to appear in court for his sedition trial over an open letter about Perak’s constitutional crisis. He is generally believed to live in the UK.
The opposition MP was referring to the April 20 article by Raja Petra against Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.
Nazlan was the judge who presided over Najib’s international SRC trial in the High Court which began in April 2019 and returned the guilty verdict in July 2020.
Nazlan was appointed as a judge in the Court of Appeal in February this year.
The judge has since filed a police report denying the allegations and called the article titled “Judge Mohd Nazlan under investigation for an unexplained amount of RM1 million in his bank account” baseless and malicious .
MACC leader Tan Sri Azam Baki said The star that investigations into the allegation began after the commission received a complaint and not because of the online allegations.
In his statement, Lim also questioned MACC’s inability to act so quickly in investigating proxy trading allegations against Azam in which his name was used by his brother Nasir Baki to buy millions of shares. in two publicly traded companies in 2015.
Azam denied the allegations, and the Securities Commission (SC) cleared the MACC chief of violating trading laws in January.
The CS said it did not conclusively find that Azam committed a breach under section 25(4) of the Securities Central Depository Act 1991 (SICDA) that a trading account must be opened in the name of the beneficial owner or the authorized representative.