Ensuring Integrity of Investigation of 1MDB & Najib Razak

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is concerned with the conduct of the Royal Malaysian Police in conducting pre-dawn raids at Najib Razak’s residence despite the lack of any imminent threat to security posed by the former Prime Minister and the subsequent complaints raised by Najib Razak and Family.

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1MDB, FOREX LOSSES – NEVER AGAIN!

By Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 4 July 2017

Just as I predicted in the first paragraph of my new book ‘GE14: The Big Issues’:

“Malaysia’s 14th general election will no doubt be fought between a Barisan Nasional coalition that boasts its sixty years of “stable rule” and a Pakatan Rakyat coalition calling on the electorate to “save Malaysia” from the BN’s kleptocracy. There will certainly be plenty of the usual mudslinging on both sides and Malaysian voters will likely be treated to tirades about current scandals including 1MDB, as well as past scandals such as the forex losses, now that the former Prime Minister has joined the Opposition…!”

It is great that Pakatan Harapan will be going around the country to expose the BN’s 1MDB scandal. The rakyat who do not already know about this scandal will get to know about how more than RM40 billion of our sovereign wealth has been squandered by the coalition that has run this country since Independence.

Equally wonderful is the fact that the Barisan Nasional will be going to town about the more than RM30 billion forex losses incurred by Mahathir’s government during the Nineties. The old man may even get a taste of what incarceration feels like if he is found to have misguided the Cabinet and Parliament in the Nineties and squandered so much of our valuable assets.

If Mahathir had not joined the Pakatan Harapan coalition, PH would only have been tainted with the corruption charges against the PH Chief Minister in Penang and the allegations of corruption by PH themselves against the former PH Menteri Besar of Selangor. Worse luck, thinking they had roped in a big fish to trawl for rural Malay votes, PH must now bear the cross for the former kleptocrat’s sins!

Karma chameleon

It never fails to amuse me that the laws of karma work in such a way that ensures that justice will always prevail, even in what too often appears to be so unjust a world. Who would have thought that two decades after the Mahathir administration had frittered away more than RM30 billion of Malaysian tax payers’ money in the forex losses, we would finally have a Royal Commission of Inquiry into this scandal which the Leader of the Opposition Lim Kit Siang described thus:

“Up to now, the government has failed to “come clean” on the colossal Bank Negara forex losses as a result of speculation in the international currency markets from 1992-1994, with the losses cited as ranging from RM10 billion to RM30 billion…The reasons which I had advanced in Parliament in 1994 for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the colossal Bank Negara forex losses remain valid today, and should be the terms of reference of a White Paper… To determine the actual extent of the colossal forex losses suffered by Bank Negara 1992-1994; whether there had been any financial malpractices and abuses in view of the inconsistencies and conflicting explanations about the colossal forex losses; and establish how Bank Negara could incur such colossal losses.”

I imagine the leader of the Opposition must be so pleased that his call for an RCI in 1994 has finally come to pass. Now at least the Malaysian rakyat will be able to get to the bottom of this seemingly bottomless pit of financial squandering under the Mahathir regime.

When will we see a credible RCI on 1MDB?

Certainly, the rakyat also demands a credible RCI on the 1MDB scandal. Unfortunately, Mahathir was responsible for concentrating so many branches of power under the Executive branch of the Government that the independence of the AG chambers and the MACC have now been compromised under the Prime Minister’s Department. Likewise, the Judiciary has not fully recovered from its rude assault by Mahathir after Operation Lalang in 1988 when the Lord President and three Supreme Court judges were sacked. Will it be poetic justice that Mahathir might have to face the judiciary of his own making?

We will have to be patient and wait for the laws of karma to work in such a way that we will also have a credible RCI on the 1MDB scandal. Waiting might have to be until the present Prime Minister meets his UMNO nemesis and becomes the hare in the race. If he then joins the Opposition, I wonder if he will be forgiven by the Opposition for his 1MDB indiscretions? Since we have waited more than twenty years for the RCI on the forex losses, let us hope we do not have to wait that long for an RCI on 1MDB!

BN and PH’s unacceptable tolerance of corruption

By now, it must be clear to all Malaysians that there is a pattern of an unacceptable level of tolerance of corruption within both the BN and PH coalitions. If Dr Mahathir had quietly retired, we would definitely not be hearing about this RCI on the forex losses in the Nineties. But he has his own agenda and has chosen to challenge Najib, so he will have to face the consequences and bite the bullet while facing the assault from Najib.

Within PH, PKR Secretary-general Rafizi Ramli recently exposed corruption involving money and “women” for those wanting to deal with the Selangor government. He similarly made the standard proviso that he “MIGHT take action unless…” He said he had received the complaint from a “bona fide person that apart from money, now there are also requests for women when dealing with the state government”.

This is not the first time we have witnessed such a tolerance of corruption by Pakatan leaders in which the alleged corrupt person involved is given a CHOICE of following a course set out by the accusers in the coalition. We saw such a strategy at work during the gambit to get rid of the former Menteri Besar of Selangor Khalid Ibrahim when PKR leader Saifuddin Nasution waved a file of alleged corrupt practices over the Khalid’s head to force him to step down as MB. However, since the day Khalid did indeed step down as MB, we have heard nothing more of the alleged corruption scandals on which his removal was apparently based.

Does the former MB not have to face these allegations of corrupt practices anymore and does he not have to accept the consequences if found guilty? Did the tax payers of Selangor suffer any loss of their state revenue as a result of the alleged wrongdoing? If so, should he not have to pay these back to Selangor tax payers? On the other hand, if the alleged corrupt practices are found to be concocted and untenable, do the Pakatan leaders who were responsible for such irresponsible ruses (including the frivolous Kajang Move) not have to face the consequences of their actions?

After he stepped down as MB of Selangor, Khalid Ibrahim has insinuated that there are irregularities in the purchase of the water assets by the Selangor Government, namely one of the water concessionaires has been offered favourable terms through links to personalities in the Selangor state government. In the interest of Selangor rates payers, this deal should be investigated by an independent inquiry as well.

Urgent reforms in GE14:

1.       Zero tolerance of corruption

So, what does this tell us about the attitude by the Pakatan leadership to corruption? They have shown us that they are prepared to tolerate corrupt practices as long as the guilty ones follow the coalition’s wishes. This is totally unacceptable.

In the reformed Malaysia that Malaysians yearn for, there must be zero-tolerance of corruption. We expect every case of corruption to be reported to the relevant authorities including the police for prosecution and nothing less than that.

Corrupt leaders and civil servants have to be accountable to the people. Furthermore, they have to pay back what they have corruptly obtained from the people and atone for their indiscretion. And this is irrespective of whether the amount of money involved is 2.6 billion in your personal bank account or 2.6 million that you paid for a house.

2.       Public officials charged with corruption must step down until cleared

In addition, any public official charged with corruption must step down while the case is in the courts as a democratic principle and good governance. This principle is not subject to any populist campaign which claims that “the people say the CM need not resign”. Any guilt over corruption charges can only be decided in the courts and not by selected sections of the public.

If this rule is not followed and if MO#1 is finally charged for corruption, this will be a precedent that he can cite to justify staying on in his capacity as MO#1.

3.       Make our sovereign wealth fund and Bank Negara transparent and accountable

It is not enough for PH to tell us the details of the 1MDB scandal and for BN to expose the shenanigans of the Mahathir administration which led to the forex losses. The rakyat want to know how the BN or the PH will ensure these scandals never happen again by putting in place strict reforms to make our sovereign wealth funds and Bank Negara transparent and accountable.

Our sovereign wealth fund and foreign exchange reserves must be managed in a transparent manner for the benefit of Malaysian workers, especially their expectation of a respectable pension when they retire and investment for our future generations. Political objectives and capitalist greed must not influence their management.

We want a standard that ensures that international investments of our government, including foreign exchange reserves, sovereign wealth funds, and government-owned such as pension funds, are based on clearly stated policy objectives and investment strategies, transparent and accountable to the people. The opaque operations of the Malaysian governments in managing our international investments is what led to the forex and 1MDB scandals.

We say, ‘Never Again!’

If BN and PH want our votes, they must tell us in no uncertain terms how they will ensure that such scandals never happen again and what specific reforms they will put in place to achieve this – namely, how they will consolidate the rule of law and good governance and how they will step up the efforts against corruption and enhance our policy and regulatory frameworks.

CIVIL SOCIETY SAYS AYE TO RCIS ON 1MDB, BMF AND FOREX LOSSES

CIVIL SOCIETY SAYS AYE TO RCIS ON 1MDB, BMF AND FOREX LOSSES
Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser, 9 Feb 2017

At last, the two political coalitions in the country have been forced through their grandstanding to call for Royal Commissions of Inquiry (RCIs) into three of the worst financial scandals in recent Malaysian history. Pakatan Harapan has of course been calling for an RCI into the most recent 1MDB scandal that has made international headlines. To get at the former Prime Minister and new member of Pakatan Harapan, Dr Mahathir, the BN Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has called for an RCI to look into the Bumiputera Malaysia Finance Limited (BMF) and Bank Negara foreign exchange (forex) scandals as these equally big financial scandals have never been investigated by an RCI and charges imposed.

Malaysian civil society says Aye to both these calls since the government can never regain the trust of the people until these three multi-billion financial losses have been accounted for and the negligent and corrupt leaders have been brought to account.

1MDB

The first RCI should investigate the current financial scandal around 1MDB. 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), the state investment fund has come under investigation for alleged impropriety after reports emerged that investigators traced some US$700 million wired into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts. 1MDB was 42 billion ringgit in debt at the time of the scandal. Investigations by the US Department of Justice has uncovered the fact that insiders siphoned off billions of dollars and treated themselves to penthouse apartments in New York, a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills and paintings by Monet and Van Gogh. An independent RCI can uncover who authorized these enormous sums of taxpayers’ money to be abused in this way and recommend appropriate convictions of the corrupt and negligent.

Forex losses in the 90s

There has also been no RCI into the colossal forex losses as a result of speculation by Bank Negara in the international currency markets from 1992-1994, with the losses cited as ranging from RM10 billion to RM30 billion. Such a RCI can determine the actual extent of the colossal forex losses and whether there had been any financial malpractices and abuses by then Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Bank Negara Governor in view of the inconsistencies and conflicting explanations about the colossal forex losses. The RCI should recommend the appropriate charges for those who abused their powers.

The BMF Scandal in the 80s

One of the first scandals soon after Mahathir came into office in the 80s was the RM2.5 billion scandal in Bumiputra Malaysia Finance, a Hong Kong based subsidiary of state-owned Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad. Besides the wide range of shady dealings involving the Carrian Group, the sordid details included the murder of a BBMB auditor who had gone to Hong Kong to investigate the propriety of the loans. No RCI has thoroughly investigated this scandal to see who in Kuala Lumpur had authorized those shady deals and recommended the appropriate charges against those responsible for this massive financial scandal.

Other financial scandals of the 80s and 90s

There have been other financial scandals including the $600 million losses suffered by the country over the Maminco-Makuwasa tin caper on 19 Nov 1986, the “piratisation” of the North-South Highway in 1987, the bail out of Mirzan Mahathir’s Konsortium Perkapalan Bhd as well as Renong during the 1997 financial crisis, Perwaja Steel’s RM9 billion liabilities.

No trust if there is impunity

Malaysian civil society demands social justice, democracy and human rights and there is no place for impunity. Impunity is especially common in countries that do not respect the rule of law, that suffers from corruption and have entrenched systems of patronage, or where the judiciary is weak. The First Principle of the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity, submitted to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on 8 February 2005 states that:

“Impunity arises from a failure by States to meet their obligations to investigate violations; to take appropriate measures in respect of the perpetrators, particularly in the area of justice, by ensuring that those suspected of criminal responsibility are prosecuted, tried and duly punished; to provide victims with effective remedies and to ensure that they receive reparation for the injuries suffered; to ensure the inalienable right to know the truth about violations; and to take other necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of violations.”

Memorandum ke PMO atas isu 1MDB

Memorandum kepada:

Yang Berhormat Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan
Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri
yang bertanggungjawab ke atas tadbir urus, integriti dan hak asasi manusia

4 Ogos 2016

Masyarakat Sivil menuntut ketelusan dan akauntabiliti mengenai 1MDB 

Kami, ahli Masyarakat Sivil seperti yang ditandatangani di bawah, amat bimbang terhadap pembangunan baru-baru ini mengenai isu 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB). Kebelakangan ini, permohonan untuk menyita aset oleh Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika Syarikat (DOJ) dan rampasan aset oleh pihak berkuasa di Switzerland dan Singapore telah mendedahkan magnitud dan skala penipuan yang dilakukan pada peringkat antarabangsa terhadap rakyat Malaysia melalui 1MDB. Kedudukan Malaysia secara antarabangsa, reputasi dan ekonomi telah dijejaskan dengan teruk. Keyakinan pelabur-pelabur di Malaysia akan semakin mundur disebabkan isu ini.

Kini, profil Malaysia di luar negara merupakan profil yang telah menyebabkan satu-satunya tindakan yang paling besar yang pernah dibawa oleh Kleptocracy Asset Institution di Amerika Syarikat akibat tindakan tamak pegawai-pegawai di Malaysia.

Rakyat Malaysia amat terkejut dengan tindakan DoJ yang telah menyatakan pegawai tertinggi Malaysia dengan penggunaan kod-bernama. Tindakan seperti ini tidak sesekali pun pernah disaksikan di dalam negara kita. Namun, kerajaan kita hanya berbisu mengenai hal ini. Menteri-menteri yang telah bercakap mengenai hal ini cuma berniat untuk mempertahankan 1MDB dan individu yang disabitkan yang hanya dikenali sebagai Malaysian Official 1. Tiada sebarang perbincangan mengenai rompakan besar-besaran terhadap dana rakyat yang merupakan sesuatu yang amat merisaukan.

Keadaan urusan yang tidak memuaskan ini mesti dihentikan. Kini, isu ini merupakan sesuatu yang amat penting yang harus ditangani segera secara adil, telus dan bertanggungjawab. Ini kerana saga 1MDB yang berpanjangan telah membawa kepada ketidakstabilan politik dan ekonomi di Malaysia dan telah menjejaskan kebajikan rakyat Malaysia.

Tindakan US DoJ telah menunjukkan keburukan sistem kawal selia dan keadilan kita yang telah gagal menyelesaikan siasatan dengan memuaskan dan adalah penuh dengan kerahsiaan.

Tindakan US DoJ juga telah menimbulkan beberapa persoalan mengenai siasatan yang dikendalikan oleh Badan Pencegah Rasuah (MACC) yang tidak berjaya dilaksanakan disebabkan kekurangan kerjasama oleh Peguam Negara. Tambahan pula, Peguam Negara telah melakukan keputusan luar biasa dengan percubaannya untuk membersihkan salah laku Perdana Menteri dalam isu 1MDB sungguhpun penyiasatan masih belum lengkap.

Kes US DoJ ini menunjukkan bahawa terdapat penyelewengan dana secara besar-besaran daripada rakyat. Terma ‘Malaysian Official 1’ secara berulang-kali dan hubungan rapat di antara individu tersebut dan individu-individu lain yang telah menyalahgunakan dana mencadangkan bahawa keputusan Peguam Negara untuk menutup siasatan amat menyangsikan (jika bukan sama sekali cacat).

Penyingkiran bekas Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail ketika siasatan utama, pemindahan pegawai-pegawai MACC, klasifikasi Laporan Ketua Audit Negara di bawah OSA, Jawatankuasa Akaun Parlimen (PAC) yang didirikan secara tergesa-gesa dan pembubaran pasukan petugas yang menyiasat isu 1MDB merupakan petunjuk campurtangan  yang dilakukan oleh Perdana Menteri kita. Berkaitan ini, pelantikan terbaru  ketua Pesuruhjaya MACC yang terdiri dari pasukan Peguam Negara yang telah membersihkan nama Perdana Menteri. Hal ini merupakan sesuatu kebimbangan terhadap kebebasan institusi ini.

Apakah yang masih tertinggal sebagai kedaulatan negara kita, apabila hampir semua institusi utama telah dirobohkan secara terang-terangan? Ahli Parlimen dan terutamanya Menteri Kabinet mesti mencari suara hati mereka dan menjawab persoalan sama ada mereka bertindak demi kepentingan negara dengan membenarkan keadaan ini untuk berterusan. Kami ingin mengingatkan mereka bahawa sumpah jawatan mewajibkan mereka untuk setia melaksanakan tugas-tugas pada keupayaan terbaik mereka, untuk memegang kesetiaan dan kepercayaan kepada Malaysia dan untuk memelihara, melindungi dan mempertahankan Perlembagaan Persekutuannya.

Dengan mengenalpasti keadaan buruk yang dihadapi oleh Malaysia dan tanggungjawab Masyarakat Sivil untuk menyuarakan kebimbangan rakyat , kami dengan ini menuntut semua Ahli Parlimen, terutamanya Menteri Kabinet melaksanakan perkara-perkara berikut:-

  1. Mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya bagi siasatan dan penyingkiran
  2. individu yang dinamakan sebagai Malaysian Official 1 di dalam kes US DoJ
  3. dengan cara undang-undang.
  4. Menubuhkan sebuah Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja untuk penyiasatan 1MDB
  5. (dan isu skandal kewangan yang lain).
  6. Mendedahkan keputusan penyiasatan MACC mengenai isu skandal kewangan SRC dan keputusan interim tentang siasatan skandal 1MDB kepada orang awam.
  7. Mengubah secara serta merta status Laporan Ketua Audit Negara dan mengadakan
  8. sidang kecemasan untuk membincangkan laporan PAC dan prosiding DoJ tersebut.
  9. Mengambil langkah segera bagi membolehkan siasatan penuh dan tanpa halangan, untuk mengambil langkah-langkah untuk menghentikan kerosakan berterusan akibat skandal-skandal terhadap sistem kewangan dan kebajikan rakyat.
  10. Dengan segera menubuhkan satu jawatankuasa melibatkan semua pihak (All Party Parliamentary Committee (APPC) bagi menangani kemerosotan ekonomi dan politik akibat skandal 1MDB dan untuk mengambil langkah-langkah pemulihan segera untuk menangani isu ini.

Disokong :-

  1. Academy of Tamil Studies, Malaysia
  2. Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)
  3. Challenger
  4. Child Development Initiative Malaysia
  5. Coalition for Free & Fair Elections (BERSIH)
  6. Community Action Network (CAN)
  7. Council of Temples Malaysia
  8. EMPOWER
  9. ENGAGE
  10. Gabungan #TangkapMO1
  11. Group of Concerned Citizens Malaysia
  12. Himpunan Hijau
  13. Indian Malaysian Active Generation (IMAGE) Malaysia
  14. Jawatankuasa Bertindak Kuala Lumpur Tak Nak Insinerator
  15. Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS)
  16. Komuniti Muslim Universal (KMU Malaysia)
  17. Lawyers for Liberty
  18. Malaysia Tamil Artiste Association
  19. Malaysia Youth & Student Democratic Movement (DEMA)
  20. Malaysian Association of Indian University Graduates
  21. Malaysian Indian Historical Association
  22. Malaysian Physicians for Social Responsibility
  23. MIDAS
  24. National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)
  25. North South Initiative (NSI)
  26. Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
  27. Pusat KOMAS
  28. Rise of Sarawak Efforts (ROSE)
  29. Selangor Action Team
  30. Semparuthi Iyakkam Malaysia
  31. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
  32. Tamil Youth Bell Club
  33. Warga Aman
  34. World Tamil Federation – Malaysian chapter

Memorandum to PMO on 1MDB

Yang Berhormat Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
in charge of Governance, Integrity and Human Rights.

Civil Society demands transparency and accountability on 1MDB

We, members of Civil Society (represented by the Organizations listed below) are greatly concerned by the recent developments pertaining to the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB).  The recent application to seize assets by the United States Department of Justice (US DoJ) and the seizure of assets by authorities in Switzerland and Singapore have brought to the fore the magnitude and international scale of the fraud perpetrated upon the people of Malaysia through 1MDB.  Malaysia’s international standing, reputation and our economy have been badly affected. Investor confidence in Malaysia will wane.

Malaysia’s profile abroad is now one where the acts of greedy officials in Malaysia have caused in the U.S., the “largest single action ever brought by the Kleptocracy Asset Institution”.

Malaysians were deeply shocked by the US DoJ action where top officials of the country have been code-named.  This has never been seen before in our country. Yet the response by the government has been muted. Ministers who spoke merely defended 1 MDB and the person described as Malaysian Official 1. The silence about the massive looting of the rakyat’s funds is deafening.

This unsatisfactory state of affairs must cease.  It is now of paramount importance for the matter to be addressed immediately in a fair, transparent and accountable manner as the prolonged 1MDB saga has led to political and economic instability in Malaysia and has jeopardized the welfare of the Malaysian people.

The US DoJ action also reflects poorly on our regulatory and justice system which has to date failed to conclude its investigations satisfactorily and is fraught with secrecy.

The US DoJ action also raises several questions as to the investigations conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) which could not be completed due to a lack of co-operation by the Attorney General.  Added to this is the unusual decision by the Attorney General to ‘clear’ the Prime Minister of all wrongdoings in 1MDB despite incomplete investigations.

The case brought by the US DoJ shows that there has been a massive misappropriation of funds from the rakyat.  The repeated mention of ‘Malaysian Official 1’ and the close proximity between him and those who misappropriated the funds suggests that the decision by the Attorney General to close the investigations is highly questionable (if not totally flawed).

The earlier removal of the former Attorney General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail at the height of the investigations, the transfer of the MACC officials, the classifying under the OSA of the Auditor General’s Report the scuttling of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) and the subsequent disbanding of the task force investigating 1MDB smacks of interference by the Prime Minster. In connection with this, the recent appointment as the MACC Chief Commissioner of a member of the Attorney General’s team who cleared the Prime Minister, is cause for grave concern for the independence of this institution.

What can possibly be left of the rule of law in our country when nearly all our key institutions have been so blatantly dismantled? Members of Parliament and in particular Cabinet Ministers must search their conscience and answer the question honestly as to whether they are acting in the best interests of the nation in allowing this situation to persist.   We wish to remind them that their Oath of Office obliges them to faithfully discharge the duties of that office to the best of their ability, to bear true faith and allegiance to Malaysia, and to preserve, protect and defend its Constitution.

Recognizing the dire situation faced by Malaysia, and the solemn duty of civil society to voice the concerns of the Malaysian people, we do hereby demand that the Members of the Cabinet in particular, and Members of Parliament in general undertake to do the following :-

  1. Take the necessary steps for the investigation and removal by legal means of the person named as Malaysian Official 1 in the US DoJ suit.
  2. Establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry into 1MDB (and other financial scandals).
  3. Disclose to the public the outcome of the MACC investigations into the SRC International financial scandal and the result of their interim investigations of the 1MDB scandal.
  4. Immediately declassify the Auditor General’s Report and convene an emergency Parliamentary sitting to discuss the PAC report and the DoJ proceedings.
  5. Take immediate steps to allow full and unimpeded investigations to take place, to take steps to arrest the damage done by the scandals to our financial system and the welfare of the people.
  6. Immediately set up an All-Party Parliamentary Committee (APPC) to comprehensively address the economic and political fallout of the 1MDB scandal and to take immediate remedial measures to address the same.

Endorsed by :-

  1. Academy of Tamil Studies, Malaysia
  2. Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)
  3. Challenger
  4. Child Development Initiative Malaysia
  5. Coalition for Free & Fair Elections (BERSIH)
  6. Community Action Network (CAN)
  7. Council of Temples Malaysia
  8. EMPOWER
  9. ENGAGE
  10. Gabungan #TangkapMO1
  11. Group of Concerned Citizens Malaysia
  12. Himpunan Hijau
  13. Indian Malaysian Active Generation (IMAGE) Malaysia
  14. Jawatankuasa Bertindak Kuala Lumpur Tak Nak Insinerator
  15. Knowledge and Rights with Young people through Safer Spaces (KRYSS)
  16. Komuniti Muslim Universal (KMU Malaysia)
  17. Lawyers for Liberty
  18. Malaysia Tamil Artiste Association
  19. Malaysia Youth & Student Democratic Movement (DEMA)
  20. Malaysian Association of Indian University Graduates
  21. Malaysian Indian Historical Association
  22. Malaysian Physicians for Social Responsibility
  23. MIDAS
  24. National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)
  25. North South Initiative (NSI)
  26. Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
  27. Pusat KOMAS
  28. Rise of Sarawak Efforts (ROSE)
  29. Selangor Action Team
  30. Semparuthi Iyakkam Malaysia
  31. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
  32. Tamil Youth Bell Club
  33. Warga Aman
  34. World Tamil Federation – Malaysian chapter