I am happy for the acquittals of my former colleague in parliament Rafizi Ramli and former bank clerk Johari Mohamad who were initially charged in August 2012 under the now repealed Banking and Financial Institutions Act for exposing confidential banking details relating to the NFC scandal

I am happy for the acquittals of my former colleague in parliament Rafizi Ramli and former bank clerk Johari Mohamad who were initially charged in August 2012 under the now repealed Banking and Financial Institutions Act for exposing confidential banking details relating to the NFC scandal.

In February 2018, they were sentenced by the Sessions Court to 30 months in jail. It took the Shah Alam High Court more than seven years to finally acquit them yesterday. Over these years, their emotional stress was beyond tolerance.

Just like the long judiciary journey endured by Rafizi and Johari, Malaysians must allow the court process, which can be a very long and tedious process, to mete out any punishment to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his conspirators who are charged over the 1MDB crimes.

This is the reason why Malaysians have to be patient and must always respect our judiciary system, instead of blaming the government for yet to put Najib, Rosmah Mansor and the other co-accused behind bars.

Lim Lip Eng
MP FOR KEPONG
Media statement by Lim Lip Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 16th November 2019