MIC treasurer S Vell Paari is questioning how PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli came into possession of a classified document.
"While others are concerned on the status of Rafizi as the MP for Pandan, I am more concerned on the fact that Rafizi had illegally possessed a document which was classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
"The question is how Rafizi came to obtain this classified document when he was neither a member of the audit party nor a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)," he added in a media statement.
According to Vell Paari, the only logical explanation to this is that someone from the PAC might have knowingly given the 1MDB audit report to Rafizi.
"This would definitely be someone from the opposition bloc. This is a violation of the Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA).
"Another hypothesis is that Rafizi might have stolen this classified document from a member of the PAC without their knowledge," he said.
Nab the culprits
In view of this, Vell Paari requested the police to immediately look into this matter and arrest the culprits who violated the OSA for political mileage.
Recalling the previous court cases involving Rafizi, the MIC leader said there should be no sympathy for the PKR leader.
"Nobody is above the law in this country," he added.
This morning, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court slapped Rafizi with an 18-month prison term for two charges, which are to run concurrently.
The court allowed a stay of execution pending appeal.
The Pandan MP was accused of possessing page 98 of the auditor-general's report on 1MDB, without authorisation, in breach of Section 8(1)(c)(iii) of the OSA.
He was also accused of disclosing the classified document without authorisation at the Parliament lobby on March 28, which is an offence under Section 8(1)(e)(iv) of the OSA.- Mkini