Years back, I did wonder whether Rafizi Ramli has too many musuh dalam selimut in PKR.
Yes, Rafizi does have his bullshit element (which most politicians have), but nonetheless, he is not only an important PKR asset-leader but potentially a future PM of a Pakatan government, say in about 15 years time (in 3 parliamentary terms).
Best of all, unlike others in his party wakakaka, he is at present not encumbered with the millstone of corruption allegations. I hope he maintains his political and personal administrative hygiene.
His few deficiencies, if at all we can even call them deficiencies, would be his relatively young age (like Nurul Izzah) and his propensity towards sensationalising (some examples follow in photographs-images), wakakaka.
Notwithstanding Rafizi’s silence on many of his own party’s questionable conduct, he is not just a rising star but will one day be undoubtedly a supernova. He’s most of all a Melayu and a very very bright one in a land where 60% of the population are Melayu, in other words a man accepted and destined to be PM or at least the powerful Finance Minister, unless he is stopped as Ku Li was.
Do him in? You can bet his musuh dalam selimut are already out to destroy him. He is far too dangerous and may even oust Azmin as PKR deputy president. That is unlikely at this stage but it possibility has upset very very important people.
Sun Daily publishes PKR in jeopardy? (extracts):
PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) faces the possibility of being deregistered if it allows former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli to contest the deputy president's post in the coming party election.
above - Dökkálfar Dwarfs
below - Pandan Cats
Bila Dökkálfar Dwarfs Bertarung Sama Pandan Cats, Princess Iron Fan Akan Koyak di Tengah-Tengah
Wakakaka, he sure has powerful enemies who are determined he doesn't even get to the starting point for the PKR deputy presidential contest in November.
A party source said Rafizi claims to have been given special permission by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to contest in the polls.
In early February the Session Courts convicted Rafizi and sentenced him to be jailed for 30 months for exposing the bank account details related to National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC) and its chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail.
Thus he was barred from standing in GE14. I did wonder about, wakakaka.
But on June this year, the Court of Appeal bound him over on a two-year, RM10,000 good behaviour bond, with one surety.
So, can he now stand for elections, whether intra party or state/federal elections?
The RM10,000 is just a good behaviour bond and not a fine - but nonetheless, does that constitute being over the RM3,000 limit for an elected politician?
"But no one has seen this so-called letter that Rafizi claims to have received. If he has such a letter, he must show it or publish it for everyone to see.
"Party regulations do not allow a person who has been convicted to contest in party elections but this has not stopped Rafizi from contesting," the source said.The source, who is a senior member in the party, said the party's central election committee has not come out with a statement on whether party regulations have been breached.
Well, tough for his detractors because MM Online has just published RoS confirms giving Rafizi nod to contest PKR polls which states:
The Registrar of Societies (RoS) confirmed today that it has granted PKR’s Rafizi Ramli special permission to contest in the party polls.
Despite that, it insisted that no preferential treatment had been given, stating that it has approved six such applications as of July 31 this year.
“Any exemption is based on the application submitted by any individual processed using the standard operating procedure based on the Societies Act 1966,” its director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim said in a statement.
Hmmm, It seems the previous DG, Surayati Ibrahim, has gone - that's for fCking around with the Pribumi party registration, wakakaka.
Thus, Rafizi accusing the current PM of plotting against Anwar with such a Damocles' Sword hanging over his head is very unwise but then, that's Rafizi Ramli, wakakaka.
Yes sir, Rafizi hasn't helped himself when he stated very publicly that Anwar needs a party deputy who is totally committed to his (Anwar's) cause, especially when he becomes PM in two years time, though Mahathir has since showed his reluctance to leave by that time as promised. We predicted that based on two suspicions, namely:
(a) Mahathir reckons he won't be able to set in place his "agenda" by that time, and
(b) Mahathir really hates Anwar and will never in sincerity approve of that promised succession.
Rafizi said Anwar's second-in-command must ensure that the PKR leader continues with his visions to reform Malaysia.
"It is not our job to topple Anwar in his political career and his future," Rafizi told a crowd of 200 at the party's 20th anniversary do - #reformasi20tahun - in Bayan Baru, Penang, last night.
But there has been speculation that Azmin and Mahathir have been plotting against Anwar, together with Mahathir's closest ally Daim Zainuddin, but the trio has denied the claim and challenged their accuser to provide proof.
Azmin nephew Maddy yang tersayang
As if it wasn't enough that Rafizi was thought originally to be ineleigible to stand for PKR's deputy presidency contest, here comes another barrage - Malaysiakini reports:
Tian Chua was like Rafizi, barred from standing in GE14
PKR vice-president Tian Chua slammed Rafizi's camp, which emerged after the 2008 political tsunami, saying that Rafizi and his team have only half of the political experience of Azmin, who has been participating in the reformasi movement 10 years earlier.
Seen as pro-Azmin, Tian Chua is seeking to defend his post of vice-president in the party.
Wakakaka, the Dwarfs has struck.