Source: The Mole
Bloggers have highlighted a second police report lodged by Bank Islam against its former Chief Economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin, and have suggested the case leaves Parti Keadilan Rakyat with a difficult choice to make.
Datuk Ahirudin Attan, aka Rocky, highlighted a report that a second police report had been lodged against Azrul Azwar by Bank Islam over alleged breaches of internal bank policies that could amount to crime.
Rocky said Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s silence on the matter may be due to indecision over whether or not to come out in support of Azrul Azwar. Rocky wrote:
“After the initial din, I wonder why Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is keeping mum on Bank Islam chief economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin’s case. Cutting losses? I can understand that. PKR lawyers, meanwhile, are at odds on how to go about this case, I hear. A case involving the compromise of banking secrecy is always tricky, more so when you already have a history, in PKR’s case the charges against PKR chief strategist Rafizi Ramli. Wawa maintains that he is innocent. But of course.”
Blogger Big Dog also mentioned the Rafizi Ramli case, along with several other cases he said were examples of the opposition’s “politics of hatred”. Big Dog wrote:
“It is baffling that persons of such attitude and psychological state are being employed by banks. For an employee who has been appearing actively in a certain political party’s dos which are clearly practicing ‘Politics of Hatred’…(that) the bank failed to monitor his activities is rather alarming. Leaders of PKR are known to lie and manipulate facts in the objective to confuse the public in the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.
Clear examples are ‘Rosmah Mansor is behind the murder of Altantuya’, ‘Rosmah Mansor’s RM24 million ring’ and ’The Scorpene Submarine Trial in France’. In the case of “National Feedlot Corporation’, PKR Director of Strategy Rafizi Ramli is being charged under Section 97 of BAFIA for making public account details without consent.”
Big Dog said it would be in PKR’s best interest to allow the investigation into what Azrul did play out, because this case and similar ones involving financial institutions are bad for the country. He wrote:
“Azrul Awar should just focus to facilitate the investigation, which should be made by the Police’s Commercial Crime Department. PKR should be more concerned about employees of banks and financial institutions contravening specific laws such as BAFIA and eroding public confidence in the secrecy within the banking system. This would eventually affect any FDIs and Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak in making Malaysia a financial hub. This is the real ‘Economic Sabotage’.”
Meanwhile, Azrul Azwar was quoted by The Edge as saying he believed his former employer’s police reports amounted to intimidation.
He was quoted as saying in an email: “I cannot see why this matter is now being turned into a police case. This heavy-handedness is nothing but an intimidation and harassment tactic against me.”