Rafizi denies receiving millions, as claimed by Raja Petra

Rafizi-Raja-PetraPETALING JAYA: Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli has made another statutory declaration (SD), this time to refute an allegation by blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

Raja Petra had claimed Rafizi had taken money from businessman John Soh Chee Wen.

Rafizi said: “I invite anyone to lodge a police report against me, if my denial as stated in this SD is not true, or if my statements in any of the past SDs are not true.”

Raja Petra, on April 8, had alleged that Soh, who has been charged by the Singapore authorities over his alleged role in the 2013 penny stock crash, had funnelled millions of ringgit to Rafizi, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution, and several other senior PKR leaders.

“Soh, who is Daim Zainuddin’s business partner, gave Zaid (Ibrahim) alone RM6 million. Rafizi and Saifuddin received about RM20 million,” Raja Petra claimed in a blog post.

He also claimed that news portal Free Malaysia Today and former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had received money from Soh.

“Anwar Ibrahim got much more than that, as did Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Nurul Izzah.

“In fact, Free Malaysia Today got RM12 million as well, just like The Malaysian Insider got RM13 million from Tong Kooi Ong as Ho Kay Tat, the publisher of The Edge Media Group, revealed.”

But Rafizi refuted this, saying he had not received even “one sen” from Soh or anyone with the name John Soh.

“I have declared my assets, my debts, income and my expenditure in all the SDs made in 2015 and 2016, which listed my assets and income since 2010,” he said in his SD today.

Raja Petra’s claim was made a few days after Rafizi had promised to reveal the name of a former senior PAS leader, who had allegedly received 1MDB-linked funds.

Rafizi fulfilled his promise by naming former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa at a press conference yesterday.