Sunday, 9 February 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:  A very recent exchange on the popular social media Twitter between Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s activist Nathaniel Tan and the party’s strategy director Rafizi Ramli had led to the latter challenging the former to reveal how much he had benefitted financially  during his stint at the Selangor Mentri Besar office.

The tweets that were exchanged between the two young PKR men were quite heated that it caught the attention of those on cyberspace. Some of the exchanges even seemed to accuse each other of indulging in unethical practices.

The following were among the tweets between Tan and Rafizi

Rafizi’s tweet read :
So long you don’t dare to disclose how u benefitted financially from MB Office, u remain an interested party with an axe to grind.

Tan’s response :
if i did have an axe to grind, wldn’t i be grinding it against the people who fired me? instead of supporting them?

Then Rafizi responded:
You can’t be going around on high horse when u r an interested party who benefitted financially from the MB Office

Then Tan’s tweet read :

in the meantime boss, you continue to attack everyone’s credibility, yet do not address the core issues satsifactorily :_(

Rafizi’s tweet read :
“I don’t attack everyone’s credibility, I am questioning yours. You can’t preach honesty & transparency when u r dishonest

Tan’s tweet read :
“to test my honesty, divulge the information mentioned earlier. if i then divulge mine, i am honest. if i dont, i am dishonest

Rafizi replied :
For transparency, disclose total pay package, ur job scope, ur contribution to Selangor gov. Let’s all be transparent ;-)

Tan said oO? divulge sgorku grant to NOW, renumeration & job scope for: OSEA CEO, muaz, eekmal, hilman, & i promise i will divulge mine
Although no body was involved directly with the tweets but many from both political divides are monitoring it.

A week ago, Tan wrote a scathing piece on PKR following the decision to make Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the contender in the Kajang by- election.

Tan wrote: To me, the real problem pivots on how Anwar and his associates are running PKR in a manner that is completely bereft of transparency, accountability and democratic principles.

Lets carry out a simple thought exercise : How did the decision to carry out the Kajang plan come about? i dont know, do you? Many have speculated ( myself included), many claim it happened one way or another, but the truth is : nobody outside the nebulous “inner circle” has any idea.

PKR has a large supreme council that is mostly democratically elected, and a smaller political bureau. Can we say with confidence that members of both were given an opportunity to voice their opinions, much less be made fully aware of what was going on? Are there official minutes perhaps, that we might refer to?


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