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Rafizi accused of profiteering from donations

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Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – September 27, 2017: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has been accused of profiteering from one of his donation drives after several transactions were detected between his political consultancy firm, Invoke Solutions Sdn. Bhd. and a company of which he is a major shareholder.

Citing several documents from the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Datuk Rizal Mansor, the special aide to the prime minister’s wife, claimed that Invoke had paid KEIP Sdn. Bhd., RM667, 090.60 via three transactions.

The payments to KEIP, Rizal claimed, were made over the past weeks after Invoke had collected RM1.5 million from Rafizi’s donation drive early last month after he was found guilty of slandering National Feedlot Corporation and its chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail.

Rafizi was fined RM200,000 and ordered to pay cost of RM100,000.

“Rafizi previously said that Invoke had hired KEIP for its human resources-related services. However, according to the CCM report, KEIP did nothing of the sort,” wrote Rizal at Facebook.

He pointed out that aside from essentially owning Invoke, Rafizi is also the majority shareholder of KEIP, owning 10,050 of the company’s shares.

“In its company profile, KEIP is said to be based in Temerloh, but its contribution receipts to the Employees Provident Fund and Socso showed that KEIP operates nearby Invoke’s office (in Cheras). So basically, Rafizi is paying himself with the public’s money,” wrote Rizal.

The Mole’s repeated attempts to contact Rafizi today were unsuccessful.

Last month, Rafizi had assured donors  that the balance of the donated money would be used to fund Invoke’s ongoing political campaign for the opposition parties.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.