Puad just doesn’t like me, Rafizi says of Padu criticism

Economy minister Rafizi Ramli said he used to bring up issues related to the 1MDB controversy when Umno’s Puad Zarkashi was the director of the special affairs department.

KUALA LUMPUR: Puad Zarkashi’s criticism of the central database hub (Padu) stems largely from personal dislike, says economy minister Rafizi Ramli.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament building today, Rafizi said the Umno Supreme Council member’s dislike of him runs all the way back to the latter’s time as director-general of the special affairs department (Jasa), the former incarnation of what is now the community communications department (better known as J-Kom).