PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli today revealed the incomes and expenditures of two organisations he oversees – Invoke Malaysia and the National Oversight & Whistleblowers Centre (NOW) – following a dare by his party colleague Adam Rosly.
Rafizi said although it was improper to entertain Adam’s demand, he needed to respond swiftly in the interest of transparency.
Adam himself has stepped aside from his post as Ampang PKR Youth chief after being charged in relation to allegations of “extraordinary wealth”.
In a statement today, Rafizi, who is Pandan MP added that Adam’s case was also being investigated by the party’s disciplinary board.
Rafizi said Invoke obtained funds totalling 2,780,652, from the time of its formation in November 2015 till April 30 this year.
He said the money was raised through the sale of dinner tables and other items during fund-raising events, in addition to injections of his own funds as well as online sales made via eShop.
The organisation’s expenditure over the same period amounted to RM2,394,440, he added.
It included costs for office renovations, electronic and non-electronic equipment, a call-centre facility and an electronic research and analysis system.
Rafizi said NOW, which was launched in August 2012, did not have any income in 2016 and 2017, as there was no fund-collection event or campaign held for the entity.
“NOW’s expenditure is minimal,” he said, adding that the organisation did not have any staff.
Earlier today, Adam challenged Rafizi to declare the finances of the two bodies he founded. He said he could not remain silent anymore as he had been patient for too long.
Last month, Rafizi called on Adam to declare his assets and go on leave pending the outcome of his trial.
He said the PKR leadership should distance itself from Adam’s personal issues, in light of the 14th general election due next year.
He also claimed that Adam, who joined PKR in 2010, was a former PAS member.
On April 21, Adam was charged with falsifying details of his wealth under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.
He allegedly committed the offence during an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last February.
MACC also seized Adam’s RM1.2 million castle-styled bungalow and five luxury cars, as well as froze his bank accounts.