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Rafizi: I want to be an ordinary citizen for now
Friday, 15 Nov 2019
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Mohd Rafizi Ramli says he does not intend to return to the political arena in the near future after his acquittal of charges under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act by the Shah Alam High Court Friday (Nov 15).
The PKR vice-president said he was more comfortable spending time with his family and wanted to be just an ordinary citizen.
“I am not interested (in returning to active politics) for the time being. Many did not understand (that) the political field takes up much of my time and energy from my family and me.
“I have mentioned from the beginning that I am not interested in (any) government or public post. I reckon that in the next three to four years, I just want to be an ordinary person,” he told reporters when met outside the High Court chambers here Friday.
Earlier, the High Court acquitted Mohd Rafizi of the charges and fully discharged him from the 30-month jail sentence meted out by the Sessions Court on Feb 7,2018.
Also acquitted and discharged by the court of the same charges was bank clerk Johari Mohamad.
Asked if he was prepared to assist Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in national politics, the former Pandan MP said it depended on the PKR president.
“It is his (Anwar’s) right. I think friends in PKR and Anwar himself knew that when I left the corporate world about 10 or 11 years ago, I did not have any ambition for any posts.
“We had a mission at that time which was to change the government. At that time, the people said changing the government meant the end of the world, now it has been proven there was no apocalypse,” he said. – Bernama