Wednesday, March 20, 2013

‘Sulu army chief – a Malaysian’


G Vinod

 | March 20, 2013
PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli claims that Agmibudin Kiram was a civil servant during the 1970s .
UPDATED
PETALING JAYA: Agmibudin Kiram, leader of the armed intruders in Lahad Datu, used to work as a civil servant in the state, alleged PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli.
Speaking during a press conference held at the party headquarters here, Rafizi said this proved that Agmibudin holds a Malaysian citizenship.
“He used to work as an administrative assistant at the Kudat district office, proving that he is a Malaysian citizen,” said Rafizi.
He later produced the list of Sabah civil servants in 1975, taken from the state archives.
The list shows Agmibudin, known as Datu Agmibudin Kiram, employed as state administrative assistant in Kudat, starting Sept 9, 1974 with a salary of RM610.
Rafizi also claimed that many in Kudat recognised  Agbimudin as he was long serving civil servant there.
“From the people’s information, we managed to track the records. The Sabah chief minister (Musa Aman) also cannot refute this as he has the list in his acrhives,” he said.
He later urged Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to answer whether the intrusion in Lahad Datu is linked to the infamous Project IC.
“How many of the intruders hold MyKads like Agbimudin? Why can’t Najib come clean on Agbimudin’s citizenship? Be honest about it,” said Rafizi.
He also asked whether any of the foreign intruders hold valid Umno membership, claiming many of the local Bajaus and Sulus in Sabah were strong Umno supporters.
In view of the recent revelation, Rafizi said that he would organise a forum on the happenings in Sabah, on March 21.
He also said that the forum would be attended by former police and military men, such as former army deputy chief Abdul Ghaffir Abdul Hamid and former Sabah Special Branch head Yusuf Barji.
“We will talk about Project IC and how Umno’s apathy had affected our national security,” said Rafizi.
On related matter, PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim criticised the government for trying to link the Lahad Datu intrusion with opposition leaders.
“I have been following statements coming from the Phillipines president and its media and none of them linked Malaysian opposition leaders to the intrusion.
“But here, our government simply throw accusations against us. Half of our Cabinet members are making irresponsible statements against us.
“It shows how pathetic they have become,” he said.

~ Free Malaysia Today

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