SUARAM is disgusted at the blatant disregard for human rights and rule of law shown by the Government of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police and strongly condemn the detention of Matthias Chang under Special Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) for sabotage and attempted sabotage under Section 124K and 124L of the Penal Code.
This pathetic display of desperation by the Government of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police makes it clear that they are willing to ignore the laws of Malaysia in order to safeguard their political survival. The act of silencing political dissidents with such laws cannot be anything less than a blatant threat and intimidation against those who dare challenge the current status quo.
SUARAM demands the Royal Malaysian Police to immediately release both Khairuddin and Matthias Chang and cease all harassment against political dissenters that are speaking out against their political master.
With this in mind, SUARAM call for all Malaysian Civil Societies and NGOs to stand in solidarity and stand fast against the impunity displayed by the Government of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysian Police!