PETALING JAYA: Newly-minted PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli will kick-off his campaign to lodge police reports against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Tuesday (July 19).

In a Facebook post, Rafizi said he and PKR vice-president Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad would lodge police reports against Najib for alleged “negligence” over the claims by the self-proclaimed heirs of the Sulu sultanate.

He said that they would be at the Setiawangsa police station at 11am Tuesday to lodge their reports.

“I call on all PKR members nationwide to also lodge similar reports. I also invite grassroots activists from Amanah and DAP to do the same,” he said in a Facebook post Monday (July 18) that also included a sample of the police report.

On Sunday (July 17), Rafizi had made the call for police reports to be lodged against Najib nationwide over allegedly misleading social media posts.

In an immediate response, Najib took to Facebook on Sunday to say that he had never lied in any of his social media posts and that he was merely stating the facts.

Najib also said lying on social media isn’t a crime, as long as it does not incite Malaysians to protest on the streets.

“If lying is a criminal offence, then Rafizi had been there for 10 years. Who doesn’t know that he’s the king of perverse formulas?” questioned Najib.

Najib was believed to be referring to Rafizi’s previous charges under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia) in 2012, of which the PKR deputy president was acquitted in 2019 by the High Court following an appeal.